Artifacts recovered from excavated room in the Jemez

New Mexico
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An archeological team in the Jemez has uncovered a glimpse into New Mexico’s past. 

They excavated a room buried near the San Jose Visitor Center, dating back to the late 17th century, possibly abandoned around the time of the pueblo revolt that expelled the Spanish from the region for more than a decade. 

The eight-week project was the work of New Mexico historic site staff, along with UNM students, Friends of Coronado Historic Site, and Jemez Pueblo members. 

They found items like woven mats, pottery and animal bones, but no human remains. 

Some of the finds are going on display at the visitor center, with hopes to open the site itself to the public early next year. 

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