Aztec Ruins Monument: 900-Year-Old Pueblo Legacy | WNPA

Aztec Ruins

National Monument


Pueblo people used this site as part of their migration journey. Explore a 900-year-old ancestral Pueblo Great House with more than 400 masonry rooms. See original timbers holding up the roof. Search for fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar. Listen for an echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva.

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Stories from Aztec Ruins

Analysis of Perishable Artifacts from Four Stabilization Excavation Projects at West Ruin and East Ruin
Basketry, Textiles, and Ceramics from Aztec’s West Ruin What Have We Learned About Ancient Craft Production
Analysis of Perishable Artifacts from 1984 Excavations at West Ruin, Aztec Ruins National Monument
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Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone.

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