The Ponil country in the northern section is rich in the prehistoric background of the American Indian. Your crew can help reconstruct Philmont history while participating in this fascinating program and learning about Indians who inhabited this area.

An educated archaeologist and staff explain and supervise the program in the North Ponil Canyon. Activities may include assisting with excavations or preparing specimens and artifacts.

PLEASE NOTE: You can assist the archaeology program by being observant as you hike the trails. You may discover an artifact that will lead to further discoveries Philmont's antiquities rightfully belong to Philmont and are most meaningful when left where found. Others can then share the benefit of your discovery. Please report all finds to one of the staff arcl1aeologists at Indian Writings or to the Philmont Museum.
Campsites offering this program: Indian Writings

Treks 12-14 12-15 12-22 12-23 12-24
9-2 take this program at Indian Writings

Photos at Indian Writings

Archeology at Indian Writings Archaeology at Indian Writings