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Located in the lower slopes of the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, we call this ruin T'siping although this is actually only the first part of its formal name and also has other names. These photos were taken over a decade starting about 1980. We have visited it perhaps two dozen times, including trips with my students. My children could draw accurate maps of it decades later. What makes this special is that it is one of the very few per-Columbian pueblos made of hewn stone. Second is that it was not badly disturbed by methodical pothunters, probably because they could not get a back hoe up to it. Last, it was also never seriously excavated by archeologists. So if we say arbitrarily that it was abandoned in the late 1200s, this is what it had deteriorated to over seven to eight hundred years. As I have time I will annotate slides so their content may be more clear.

This series in now in the photo archives of the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico. If you have interest in them contact: