Eastern New Mexico University Archaeological Collections

Author(s): Jenna Domeischel

Year: 2016


Home of the Clovis type-site and the Blackwater Draw Museum, as well as the Agency for Conservation Archaeology, Eastern New Mexico University serves as a repository for varied collections from within the state of New Mexico and from farther afield. Numerous well-known and respected archaeologists have held positions at the university and conducted fieldwork in the region, leaving their archaeological materials in trust. Additionally, the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers store many regional collections in the curation facility, including collections from bordering states such as Arizona and Texas. Materials housed in the repository are both regionally and temporally diverse; from the Paleoindian Period through the Historic Period, and from the western borders of the Southern Plains to the heart of the Southwest, including Ancestral Puebloan sites. Collections are not limited to artifacts; many contain associated paperwork, including field notes and journals, as well as photographs, slides, and other media. Research potential is enormous; in the past, these collections have been accessed to provide data for theses, dissertations, and independent research resulting in professional publications. Additionally, a variety of current research projects are ongoing.

Cite this Record

Eastern New Mexico University Archaeological Collections. Jenna Domeischel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 402977)

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Museum Plains Southwest

Geographic Keywords
North America - Plains

Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;