Archaeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico


The Chaco Center became operational in 1971 as a joint venture of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and the University of New Mexico. Both organizations had been involved with the Chaco for many years prior to that time. Chaco Canyon National Monument was established in 1907 to protect and preserve its numerous, outstanding archeological resources for the benefit of the public. It has been administered by the National Park Service since 1916. The University of New Mexico held title to certain inholdings in the park until 1931 when ownership was conveyed to the Department of the Interior in return for privileges allowing the University to continue to conduct scientific research in Chaco Canyon. Investigations in the field have included three archeological surveys, two of which are addressed in this report. The third consisted of identifying a series of outliers, Chaco sites outside the main stem of the canyon which contributed to the formation of a greater Chaco system.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Alden C. Hayes, David M. Brugge, James W. Judge. Publications in Archaeology ,18A . Washington, D.C.: National Park Service. 1981 ( tDAR id: 378058) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8K64JX8

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.108; min lat: 35.802 ; max long: -107.765; max lat: 36.235 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2155018

NADB citation id number(s): 000000009898

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