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Series I: Chaco Canyon Water Control Project/Roads Survey, 1967-1992 (bulk dates 1970-1971)

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Content

The majority of the archival material was originally added to the Vivian Archive (Acc 605) and cataloged as such. In 2006, these records were removed from the VA and housed with this collection.


  • Other: 1967-1992 (bulk dates 1970-1971)


This collection was made by Gwinn Vivian and Robert Buettner in 1970 and March and April of 1971, during testing for prehistoric roads and water control features such as canals. The collection includes ceramics, lithics, and archaeological samples. Presumably this collection was made under a permit to Arizona State Museum, but there are no records regarding a permit. A portion of this collection was received by the park in 1982; the rest remained on loan to ASM until 1993. The 1982 material was accessioned as No. 464. The 1993 material was incorrectly accessioned as a new collection, No. 661. On January 4, 2005, the ANCS records were changed to the correct accession number, 464.


From the Collection: 4.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Organized into 4 Subseries: Subseries A: Field Notes; Subseries B: Maps; Subseries C: Images; Subseries D: Reports The Field Notes materials are arranged in their original Vivian Archive number order.


Repository Details

Part of the NPS Chaco Culture National Historical Park Repository

Chaco Culture NHP & Aztec Ruins NM Museum & Archives Program
Hibben Center Rm 307 - MSC01 1050
450 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106 USA