Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico (Geographic Keyword)

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Becoming Chacoan: The Archaeology of the Aztec North Great House (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle I. Turner.

Between 900 and 1140 CE, people at Chaco Canyon and throughout its region built multistory monumental structures with hundreds of rooms, known as great houses. This dissertation reports on recent archaeological testing on one such great house, the Aztec North great house at Aztec Ruins National Monument. I argue that Aztec North’s occupation represents an early, transitional period, as people previously not involved in the Chaco world made choices that increasingly brought them into Chaco’s...

Ceramics of Aztec North and the Terrace Community, Aztec Ruins National Monument (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle I. Turner.

This study reports on a ceramic analysis of nearly 1500 surface-collected potsherds from five unexcavated sites on the river terrace at Aztec Ruins National Monument, including the Aztec North great house. I conducted a detailed attribute analysis and mean ceramic dating. The mean ceramic date for Aztec North is AD 1104±39, while other terrace sites have later mean dates. Based on these dates, it appears that Aztec North was constructed before or contemporaneously with Aztec West, and it...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Thomas E. Moutoux.

Ten pollen samples were examined from three trenches at Aztec Ruins, New Mexico. Backhoe testing was conducted some 100 meters south of the ruins. This area is suspected to have functioned as an agricultural area during the Anasazi occupation. Pollen analysis was undertaken to understand the use of this area and to attempt to recover evidence of agriculture. This study focused on defining the prospects of recovering evidence of agriculture and providing recommendations to guide future...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. PaleoResearch Institute.

Six pollen samples were analyzed from three mounds from the East Ruin at Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico. This analysis was performed in association with excavations to determine the nature of various mounds. Excavations confirmed Mound E as a trash mound from the Mesa Verde period (1200s), Mound D as a roomblock extension of Mound C, and the unnumbered mound as an historic earthwork possibly associated with a barn. The emphasis of the pollen study was on establishing a...

Ruins and Restoration on the Colorado Plateau: Earl Morris and the PWA (Public Works Administration) (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly Pool.

In 1934, the Carnegie Institution "loaned" archaeologist Earl Morris to the National Park Service to supervise the repair of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico. The NPS had received funding in 1933 for long-term development projects through New Deal emergency work relief programs, one of which was the Public Works Administration. The PWA provided money for physical improvements in parks and monuments, including funding for restoration and...