Field Trip to Creekside Village

Tour of Creekside Village to see the prehistoric irrigation systems and terraced agricultural fields. Learn how people 1300 years or more ago altered the natural setting to create sustainable field, gardens, and water systems. Creekside Village was a large Jornada Mogollon habitation dating from ca. 650 to 850 AD. It is one of the best preserved and most informative sites yet discovered in the Tularosa Basin. David Greenwald, archaeologist and president of the Jornada Research Institute will lead this trip.  The tour of the site area is moderately difficult with one relatively steep area. Total hike is about 1.5 miles. Meet at the Y in Tularosa at 8 am.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hiking shoes.

For more information e-mail or call Elva Osterreich, echoofthedesert@gmail.com, (note the new email address) 575-443-4408, or Jen Gruger, jengruger@gmail.com, 505-710-2924.