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Aztec West Ruin: Earl Morris Excavation Reports

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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.

Cite this Record

Aztec West Ruin: Earl Morris Excavation Reports. ( tDAR id: 368330) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W37XPG


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.041; min lat: 36.81 ; max long: -107.96; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gary Brown ; Lori Reed ; David Hurst Thomas

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-5 of 5)

  • Documents (5)


  1. The Aztec Ruin (1919)
  2. Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex (1924)
  3. The House of the Great Kiva at the Aztec Ruin (1921)
  4. Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin (1928)
  5. Notes on the Excavation in the Aztec Ruin (1928)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America