El Morro Valley Prehistory Project (EMVPP)


The El Morro Valley Prehistory Project conducted survey and excavation in the El Morro Valley of New Mexico between 1999 and 2004. This Arizona State University project was initially directed by Keith Kintigh and, in the final two season, co-directed by Gregson Schachner. Systematic survey was carried out in a number of locations across the valley. Excavations were focused on Los Gigantes, a post-Chacoan great house. Sites discovered and investigated were overwhelmingly late Pueblo III in age. This project complemented earlier work by the Cibola Archaeologial Research Project and surveys by Wake Forest University and the University of Denver.

Cite this Record

El Morro Valley Prehistory Project (EMVPP). ( tDAR id: 2411) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8B859JT

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1350

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.515; min lat: 34.895 ; max long: -108.2; max lat: 35.173 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Keith Kintigh

Project Director(s): Greg Schachner; Keith Kintigh

Landowner(s): Davis, Paul

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Repository(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-14 of 14)


  1. EMVPP 2003 Groundstone Tabulation Forms (2003)
  2. EMVPP 2004 Groundstone Tabulation Forms (2004)
  3. EMVPP Coding Sheet for Macrobotanical Database (2016)
  4. EMVPP Excavated Ceramic Tabulation Forms (2004)
  5. EMVPP Fauna Species Coding Key (2006)
  6. EMVPP Flotation Log (2004)
  7. EMVPP Lithic Tabulation Forms 2003 (2003)
  8. EMVPP Lithic Tabulation Forms 2004 (2004)
  9. EMVPP Specimen Log (2004)


  1. EMVPP Ceramic Database (2016)
  2. EMVPP Fauna (2006)
  3. EMVPP Macrobotanical Database (2016)
  4. EMVPP Obsidian Sourcing Data Table (2005)

Coding Sheets

  1. EMVPP Ceramic CollType Coding Sheet (2016)