Near Ramah in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
El Morro National Monument
Today, however, the focus at El Morro has shifted from excavation to preservation. Because the walls of the pueblo have been exposed to the elements for over 50 years, halting deterioration is an ongoing effort.
After years of backlogged treatment projects and lack of information on condition, thousands of prehistoric and historic ruins in national park units across the west were literally crumbling away.
The Vanishing Treasures program was created to address the devastating destruction of these irreplaceable structures and build the skills of park employees to sustain preservation efforts.
At El Morro, the Vanishing Treasures program ensures that Atsinna will survive for future generations to study and enjoy. Extensive documentation, drawings, laser imaging, as well as skilled masonry work help this site withstand the forces of weathering and time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 2.295′ N, 108° 21.213′ W. Marker is near Ramah, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker can be reached from El Morro National Monument Road 0.9 miles from Ice Caves Road (New Mexico Highway 53). Marker is located along the Mesa Top Ruins trail, about ½ mile from the El Morro National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ramah NM 87321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oasis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lemonade Sumac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monumental Changes (approx. ¼ mile away); Preserving Our Heritage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Visitors Through the Ages (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to El Morro (approx. 0.9 miles away); El Morro National Monument Inscription Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915) (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ramah.
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Also see . . .
1. Home on the Desert's Rooftop. Atsinna (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. El Morro National Monument. Still visible today are the square and circular underground kivas within the Atsinna courtyard the Zuñi ancestors built. Here, they performed religious ceremonies to bring rain and abundant crops, which traditionally consisted of corn, beans, and squash. For reasons still debated, the Puebloans left El Morro (around 1400) for the Zuñi pueblos the Spanish encountered in 1540. (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.