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Morris’ 1919 monograph summarizes the material culture recovered during excavation of Aztec West Ruin. Morris provides descriptions and illustrations of numerous artifacts including textiles, bone tools, pottery, stone tools, and ornaments. “This volume is devoted to reports upon archeological investigations in and about a large Pueblo ruin near the town of Aztec, New Mexico. A large portion of this ruin, now a part of the Aztec Ruin National Monument, was uncovered and carefully studied and...
Aztec West Ruin: Earl Morris Excavation Reports
Between 1916 and 1922, Earl H. Morris conducted excavations at the Chacoan great house of Aztec Ruins, New Mexico. With support and sponsorship by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Morris excavated a large portion of Aztec West Ruin and reconstructed the well-known great kiva in the plaza. This tDAR project includes the American Museum of Natural History publications by Earl H. Morris documenting his findings at Aztec West Ruin.
Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex (1924)
This 1924 monograph by Earl Morris includes a detailed summary of burials excavated at Aztec West Ruin during his work at the site between 1916 and 1922. The second part of the report includes Morris' description of rooms and kivas comprising the Aztec West Annex, located adjacent to Aztec West great house.
Description of Excavations. In: Etowah Papers (1932)
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The House of the Great Kiva at the Aztec Ruin (1921)
This monograph chronicles Earl Morris' excavation and interpretation of Aztec West Ruins' great kiva. To quote Morris' introduction to the report “In the summer of 1916 when the Museum began the exploration of the Aztec Ruin, the first work undertaken was the removal of the thicket of chico brush which covered the entire area and obscured the view of the hill-like mounds which marked the several wings of the building. After the destruction of the vegetation, a conspicuous feature was a large...
Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin (1928)
This report by Earl H. Morris summarizes his observations and interpretations of excavated rooms at Aztec West Ruin between 1916 and 1922. To quote Morris' introduction to the monograph "In compiling these notes, it was the desire of the writer to set down each and every condition observed that might aid in explaining the building of the pueblo, the cycle of its inhabitation, and the agencies of its destruction, and make possible the reconstruction of at least the cultural history of those who...
Notes on the Excavation in the Aztec Ruin (1928)
The following pages contain the greater part of the notes recorded while excavations at the Aztec Ruin were in progress. The first were written in July, 1916; the last, in August, 1927. Those here segregated are confined to secular rooms and general conditions, the ceremonial chambers having been reserved for treatment in a paper dealing specifically with kivas.