Banner image by Ken Lund, via Wikimedia Commons
People lived at Elden Pueblo from about A.D. 1070 to 1275. Archaeologists interpret it as a trade center because of the special items found there, including macaw remains that show connections to Mexico and shells and shell artifacts that show connections to the California coast. Visitors can see parts of the site via a short, easy trail through the pines. Learn more about public programs at Elden Pueblo here (link includes resources for kids). Learn more about the archaeological culture known as “Sinagua” here.