Cosmos Mindeff reported on the stabilization and preservation activities at Casa Grande Ruins in 1891 in the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology. This work is the first known incident of the federal government actively preserving a prehistoric site. Casa Grande Ruins was established as the first cultural preserve the following year in 1892. Additional documents within this project include maps, correspondence, and references related to this work.
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Cosmos Mindeleff. ( tDAR id: 368329) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81G0NQ2
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Archaeological Overview • Architectural Documentation • Architectural Survey • Data Recovery / Excavation • Historic Background Research • Reconnaissance / Survey • Site Stabilization
Great House Architecture
min long: -111.541; min lat: 32.982 ; max long: -111.524; max lat: 33.017 ;
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Contact(s): alycia hayes
General Note: Certain documents within the project have been removed due to their confidential nature. Legitimate researchers should contact the Chief of Resources at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument for access.
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