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Peña Blanca Area Survey - BLM Las Cruces FO - NM

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Wsa_photos_.Par.71016.Image.-1.-1.1 by BLM Las Cruces FOJoin us this fall in the ruggedly beautiful Peña Blanca Area of south-central New Mexico, and hike with us into the state's prehistoric past! This area is home to numerous important archaeological sites, the most well-known of which are the Peña Blanca rockshelters. Glyphs and artifacts recovered from the rockshelters have suggested a suprisingly deep antiquity for the case of human occupation and land usage. However, when the rockshelters were last investigated in the early 1990s, none of the surrounding 4.780 acres of the site area were further examined! The Peña Blanca Area Survey is part of the effort to remedy that situation, and we need your help! Volunteers will learn (or hone) proper survey and artifact identifacation skills while passing through areas of fantastic natural rock structures and narrative stratigraphy, taking in iconic Southwestern vistas, and walking into the depths of human history in this area. We hope to see you in September!

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