Field assistant Juan Olguin stands inside an untouched rockshelter high on a cliff overlooking the lower Pecos River.
E. B. Sayles of Gila Pueblo excavated this site in 1932 to gain insight into what he termed the Pecos River Cave Dweller culture. Sayles' observations and understanding of the shelter's stratigraphy were sophisticated by the standards of the day, but were never published. Sayles archives at TARL.
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