Unforgettable Experiences in an Extraordinary Place

Reconstructing Mission San Luis

The Hispanic Village

  • Field crew with budding archaeologists watching
  • Field crew with budding archaeologists watching.
  • Partial view of structural remains in Spanish residential area
  • Partial view of structural remains in Spanish residential area.
  • Excavating a cow skull from one of the many trash pits
  • Excavating a cow skull from one of the many trash pits.

The pueblo or Hispanic residential area reflected the European belief that civilized people lived in fixed, orderly communities. It consisted of at least fifty homes, along with numerous outbuildings, corrals, activity areas, and trash pits. Artifacts recovered from Spanish households have illuminated the trade patterns of its residents who exported locally produced agricultural goods in exchange for imports from Mexico, Europe, and the Orient.  Next