Tsankawi Trail Stop 11

Tsankawi Trail Stop 11
The central plaza of the Tsankawi Village

NPS Photo by Stella Carroll

You are standing in the central plaza of the village of Tsankawi. Here within the protective walls of the pueblo much of the daily work of the Ancestral Pueblo people would have occurred. Imagine this plaza filled with the sight and sounds of people working and playing. Along with hunting and farming, flint knapping was a man’s job. Using a tool made of deer antler, obsidian was flaked to form arrowheads and knives. Women cooked, maintained the living quarters and made pottery. Similar pottery is still being made in the San Ildefonso Pueblo today.

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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