Santa Fe Underground
Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 29, Nos. 2 & 3
Issue editors: Cherie L. Scheick, Southwest Archaeological Consultants, and Stephen S. Post, Zia Archaeology
Every city has history, but in Santa Fe, history surrounds us. It is a record not of 100 years, but of several thousand years. From the terraces above town to the river floodplain below, reminders of the city’s past inhabitants are woven into the fabric of Santa Fe. As the city expands and development continues, archaeologists uncover ever more evidence of the older center beneath it. In this issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, we hope to introduce readers to Santa Fe and its remarkable history.
Santa Fe Underground — Cherie L. Scheick
Links of interest:
For further reading:
Santa Fe: History of an Ancient City (Revised and Expanded Edition). David Grant Noble, editor. SAR Press, 2008.
Before Santa Fe: Archaeology of the City Different. Jason S. Shapiro. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Photo Collage: Above and Below the Streets of Santa Fe
Special thanks to Santa Fe resident and photographer Ellen Herr and to santafe.org for the many beautiful images in this collage and throughout the magazine.
Change through Time and Historic Events in and around Santa Fe — Cherie L. Scheick, Stephen S. Post, Kate Sarther Gann, and Kathleen M. Bader
“An Alternative Reconstruction of Northern Rio Grande Prehistory,” Fred Wendorf and Erik K. Reed, El Palacio 62 (5–6) (May–June 1955):131–173.
In Brief: “Their name is on your waters,” David H. Snow
Full text of Lydia Huntley Sigourney’s (1791–1865) poem “Indian Names” at poetryfoundation.org
Understanding and Managing the Archaeology of Santa Fe — Glenda Deyloff
What is GIS? at esri.com
“A Window on Santa Fe’s History,” Curtis F. Schaafsma, El Palacio 88(3) (Fall 1988):29–39.
In Brief: Archaeological Review in the City of Santa Fe — Lisa G. Roach
Webpage of the Historic Preservation Division at santafenm.gov
The First 6,500 Years: Archaic Santa Fe — Stephen S. Post
In Brief: Ancestral Pueblo Population and Settlement Patterns in and around Santa Fe — Cherie L. Scheick
Pueblo Archaeology of the Santa Fe River Valley — Cherie L. Scheick
Visualization: Santa Fe’s Life-Supporting Natural Resources: Resource Zones — Cherie L. Scheick, Catherine Gilman, and Robert B. Ciaccio
In Brief: What Kind of Climate Did Santa Fe’s Ancestral Pueblo Communities Experience? — Carla R. Van West
Where on Earth Was the Original Spanish Colonial Plaza? — David H. Snow
About this article, Dr. Snow warns, “Caveat lector, there’s heresy afoot!”
The Great Pueblo Revolt at the Library of Congress
Learn more at the website of the New Mexico Office of the State Historian
Jesse L. Nusbaum at nps.gov (opens as a PDF)
Jesse L. Nusbaum at the Museum of New Mexico
In Brief: What Is beneath the Palace of the Governors? — David H. Snow
Tewa Pottery from Nineteenth-Century Archaeological Sites — C. Dean Wilson
In Brief: The Curious “Coin” of Santa Fe — Lonyta Viklund-Galloway
Preservation Spotlight: The Missing Dead of Historic Santa Fe: A Preservation Problem 400 Years in the Making — Alysia L. Abbott
Back Sight — William H. Doelle
“Water Pricing in Two Thirsty Cities: In One, Guzzlers Pay More, and Use Less,” Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times, May 6, 2015
“The Truchas Molino is one of the only examples of a Spanish Colonial style grist mill powered by a rodenzo, a horizontal water wheel, that is currently operational in the United States. These molinos (grist mills) are unique because of their horizontal wheels, which turn in a counterclockwise rotation, and operate without any gear mechanism. After serving the Village of Truchas from 1873–1940, the mill was saved and moved in 1968, and restored to working condition in 1991. It was relocated alongside La Cienega Acequia, a community shared irrigation ditch that has been active since ca. 1715. The Truchas Molino survives as a unique example of Spanish technological influence, and is a rare survivor of a once prevalent feature of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rural northern New Mexico.”