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Near Pecos in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Trash is Treasure

Pecos National Historical Park

 
 
Trash is Treasure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
1. Trash is Treasure Marker
Inscription.  Pecos Pueblo is an icon in southwestern archeology. From 1914 until 1929 archeologist Alfred Kidder's innovative research methods exposed artifacts in layers, creating a timeline of the pueblo's history. What people throw away over time reveals a great deal about their society. Excavating the trash mound, Kidder's cutting-edge work revealed centuries of the pueblo's growth and decline.

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·Kidder chose Pecos because of its long and continuous occupation, trade center location, and centuries-old debris mounds.

·Kidder developed systems to date and group ceramics that archeologists still use today.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 35° 33.209′ N, 105° 41.418′ W. Marker is near Pecos, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ancestral Sites Trail and Peach Drive. It is part of a series of markers along the trail at Pecos National
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Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 NM-63, Pecos NM 87552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Day in Pueblo Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Precious Water (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prime Location (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission Churches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pecos Pueblo Mission (approx. ¼ mile away); Mighty Pueblo (approx. ¼ mile away); Pueblo Revolt (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pecos.
 
Also see . . .  Pecos National Historical Park (NPS). (Submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Trash is Treasure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
2. Trash is Treasure Marker
Marker is on a trail that goes around the Pueblo ruins, at Pecos National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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