Gallina Pasport in Time Project, May 2006 and ….
Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, 2006
A multiyear project continued again this spring in the Llaves Valley of Gallina on the Cuba Ranger District to relocate sites previously documented in the mid-1970s by Dr. Herb Dick, of Adams State College. Several Site Stewards did double and triple duty this year on the Santa Fe National Forest. Besides their usual monitoring responsibilities in the Caja area west of Santa Fe, Annette and Sal Morreale, assisted Forest Arch Mike Bremer, District Arch Lisa Schub and Anne Baldwin, Supervisory Archaeologist, Coyote District during two, Passport in Time projects this spring. The Gallina project also included Candie and Lee Borduin and Dwight Fieselman who continue their yearly participation in documenting and monitoring their ‘charges’ among the rugged hogbacks and isolated mesas of the Cuba locales. Gallina steward Elaine Gorham also joined for a day of activity. Features of sites surveyed by the volunteers included towers, room blocks, pit houses, agricultural terraces and a large reservoir within a village setting high on a ridge. Many PIT volunteers return for subsequent projects—attracted by the allure of the beautiful and rugged area, the opportunity to delve further into the mysteries of the Gallina culture and for the camaraderie build over the years with the group and its leaders.