Ethan Ortega – Educational Coordinator and Supervisory Archaeologist

DSCN2832Ethan’s Special Projects:

  • Kuaua Research Initiative Coordinator
  • Native Garden Project
  • Kuaua.com Webmaster
  • Intern Coordinator

Phone: 505-867-5351

Email: ethan.ortega@state.nm.us


Below are posts tagged “Ranger Ethan”

Field Trip – North West NM Archaeology - September 15 and 16    OVERNIGHT ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURE… The Friends of Coronado Historic Site is hosting a 2-day trip to the Four Corners area of New Mexico to explore some archaeological sites that are open to the general public and some sites that require special permission to visit. We will briefly visit Aztec National Monument to … Continue reading
HIKE — Sandia Cave – August 18 - Kuaua Trekkers: … Sign up now!   Member and hiking leader Earlene Shroyer will lead a hike to Sandia Cave –  Saturday, August,18   “Sandia Cave is one of the most important archeological sites of prehistoric man on the American continent.  It was discovered in 1927, and excavation was begun in 1936.  Artifacts up to two thousand … Continue reading
November 18 Lecture — Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting - Him Old Ruins: Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting by Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis Nancy Owen Lewis has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and is currently a scholar in residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. She is the award-winning author of Chasing the Cure in New … Continue reading
September 16 Lecture ———– The Land of Enchantment - “It’s Fun, It’s History, It’s New Mexico!” Author, educator, Mary Mortensen Dieker will tell us about the good guys, bad guys, ladies and those “not so” ladies of New Mexico.  It’s the state stuff (state cookie, fossil, song, butterfly, and bird) and more. It’s the people, places, and things that make this the Land of … Continue reading
Night Hike ———- October 24, 2018 — — — Ojito Wilderness - Kuaua Trekkers: … Friends of Coronado member, Earlene Shroyer will lead a full moon hike on the White Ridge Trail in the Ojito Wilderness. • What we’ll do: We’ll hike along the equestrian trail in the moonlight, following a ranch road through white sandstone formations. Approx. distance 2-4 miles round-trip, spending time to explore the formations along … Continue reading
Dig Giusewa ………….. August – October 2018 - Join the Historic Site staff, archaeologists, tribal members, and volunteers every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, to systematically excavate a five-by-five meter area just north of the Visitor Center at Jemez Historic Site. This program, entitled “Dig Giusewa,” is conducted in conjunction with the Pueblo of Jemez and the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Research … Continue reading
Night Hike ———- October 24, 2018 — — — Ojito Wilderness - Kuaua Trekkers… Friends of Coronado member, Earlene Shroyer will lead a full moon hike on the White Ridge Trail in the Ojito Wilderness. • What we’ll do: We’ll hike along the equestrian trail in the moonlight, following a ranch road through white sandstone formations. Approx. distance 2-4 miles round-trip, spending time to explore the formations along the … Continue reading
Fiesta of Cultures! October 20, 2018 - The Fiesta of Cultures will be filled with art, music, food, and great people.  The Coronado Historic Site is always a wonderful trip! The Friends of Coronado Historic Site work year-round to plan and get everything together to create a joyous, fun, and beautiful event. Throughout the day art and food vendors will offer their … Continue reading
Fiesta of Cultures! October 20, 2018 - Celebrate With Us. The 2018 Fiesta of Cultures is set for October 20. Join us to celebrate the glorious cultures of New Mexico. Enjoy delicious food, find a hand-made treasure in the many craft booths and watch a brilliant performance by local performers. (Click to open the 2018 Vendor APPLICATIONpdf ) Saturday, October 20, at your Coronado … Continue reading
The 2018 New Mexico Art Auction - March 24, 2018 –  New Mexico Art Auction These are some of the 241 auction consignments we offered in our first New Mexico Art Auction. The auction was held at the Prairie Star Restaurant, on March 24. The auction inventory was spectacular as you may see below. Call 505-867-5351 and click friendsofchs@comcast.net with questions.   Continue reading
In Loving Memory: Diane Marie Schuler - On April 23, 2017, friends and family celebrated the life of our beloved friend Diane Schuler with shared stories and beautiful music. Continue reading
Storytelling at Coronado - Emmett ‘Shkeme’ Garcia, a talented traditional storyteller from Santa Ana Pueblo, will be featured at Coronado Historic Site on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:15. Following the oral traditions of his elders, Garcia tells tales of the creation of the seasons, coyote stories, and legends of how things came to be. Continue reading
Soaking up the Sun at Coronado Historic Site! - Come and soak up the sun out here at Coronado Historic Site!  This guy was taking it easy , enjoying the sunshine on a warm spring day and visiting with Ranger Janet today on our trails. Continue reading
Volunteer Day at Coronado Historic Site - An eager crew showed up bright and early to spend Thursday morning at Coronado, working on various landscaping and maintenance projects with our staff. They spread over two tons of gravel in the picnic areas and worked on trails to get our site ready for the coming busy season. Linseed oil on the traditionally-made caretta will keep it looking great for another year! Thank you to all the people who sacrificed their time to come out today. We couldn't do it without you! : ) Continue reading
The First Sister Sprouts at Coronado Historic Site: Mystery Beans! - The first of the three sisters to sprout this year in our native demonstration garden at Coronado Historic Site are beans that no one planted! Last year's seeds have taken advantage of the warm days last week here in Bernalillo, and a little much-needed rain to volunteer a new crop of beautiful, healthy bean plants. Continue reading
New Exhibits at Coronado Historic Site! - Artifacts from the past continue to teach us about the ancient village located here on a sandy bluff overlooking the Rio Grande. Continue reading
Dig Kuaua: New Archaeology at Coronado Historic Site - Coronado Historic Site staff member, Ethan Ortega will conduct a lecture on April 15, presenting new discoveries found during the archaeological excavations conducted in 2017.  He will share what was found, what was learned, and what is next. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ May 22 – June 30, 2017  Monday – Friday         9:00am – 3:00pm Sponsored by … Continue reading
Interesting Turkeys at Kuaua - Archaeology has taught us that the domesticated turkey was a very important part of pueblo life. Although there is evidence that turkeys were eaten occasionally, it seems that they were more important than just a food source. Continue reading
Indios Amigos Display - One of our newest displays just opened this week, featuring an amazing Aztec jaguar warrior statue. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, our new exhibit shows us the weapons used by the Indios Amigos who came to support Coronado's entrada. Continue reading
Winter Days at Kuaua - The winter landscape at Kuaua: dark rust willows and tall black-lace cottonwoods line the river, and behind the bosque, snow is scattered on the cloud-shrouded Sandia Mountains. The cold Rio Grande sluggishly flows through the bosque, its eastern shore lined with Canada geese huddled together to find warmth. How different life must have been here for the ancient residents of this pueblo, a life based on fires, fur, and blankets made of feathers. Continue reading