Bad news everyone. Have not heard from the park yet as to the nature of the item I found. Maynor wins with the best guess: A tattooed bone. The best guess of the ranger that I turned the item over too is that it's part of a ladle or the foot of a pot. We shall see, I hope this funny video consoles you until I find out more about it.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Good news everyone, I'm an archeologist. That's right. Now, you may be wondering how this happened. If you really are, then by golly you are in for a treat. I will state before going to much further, I am an amateur archeologist. Here is how it happened. While my wife and I were traveling to and fro between the cities of Salt Lake and Santa Fe, we made a detour for an amazing area of the world known as Mesa Verde. This national park is home to the ruins of a people now known as the Ancestral Pueblo. Or something to that effect. Anthropologists don't call them Anasazi anymore, but that's what they used to be called. Mesa Verde is amazing, the homes built by these people are on cliffs! Some barely have more then a foot of walking space along the cliff faces. There are ruins of older buildings then the cliff dwellings on top of the mesas. One of them is called the Far View Compound. It was here at the Coyote Village that I made my awesome discovery.