National Geographic : 1991 Oct
At day's end we imagined the villagers stirring fires to brightness, telling stories under the starlight, and meeting in the kiva to plan ceremonies or trading visits to other villages. Finally a lone figure checks the rooftops to see that all the ladders are up, to protect Posi until a new day. The surface remains indicate that Posi was Pueblo: Searchfor the Ancient Ones abandoned soon after 1500. The village was likely silent, adobe walls crumbling, when the first Spanish entered the valley in 1540. But its life, reflecting thousands of years of human presence in North America, is carried forward in the six Tewa pueblos-San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoa que, and Nambe-that we know today.