Archeology in Pecos
Have you ever dreamed of accomplishing something your whole life? For me becoming an archeologist was a lifelong goal of mine pulled straight from the pages of a yellow National Geographic. On our second stop through New Mexico there was a lesser known archeology site at Pecos.
The whole site was a step back in time to when the spaniards reigned across most of the southwest. A large mission sits atop a pueblo village at the top of a hill with impressive views of the surrounding areas. The walls still stand but not much else remains at the site that was abandoned in the early 1800's.
Walking along the trail dotted with wildflowers there are ladders set into the ground that lead into reconstructed Kivas. For me this was a magical connection with the past but for my friend with no archeology experience it was just a dirt room and I think that is the difference between those who love history and those who live in the present.