Andrew Gulliford

Exploring Tsankawi Ruin Clues to an ancient culture found on New Mexico’s Parajito Plateau

In the penetrating heat of early July, storm clouds brewed to the south. Summer monsoons had yet to arrive in northern New Mexico. The temperature stood at 95 degrees as I left the truck with full water bottles. It was mid-day, and I would see no one on the trail.

I was looking for Tsankawi, which in the Tewa language means...


Andrew Gulliford is a professor of Southwest Studies and History at Fort Lewis College. E-mail him at gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

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