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SERIES IV: Pre-Columbian Landscape Projects, 1992 - 2009

Identifier: Coll 0024/ 04

Scope and Contents

__The series documents pre-coloumbian landscape projects using non-invasive archeology, and studies of architecture and the cultural landscape. These projects were undertaken by the Navajo Nation Chaco Protection Sites Program staff and numerous colleaugues. The projects pertain to Chaco Canyon and Greater Chaco, Aztec Ruins NHP, Manuelito Canyon, various soil, corn, wood, ceramics, and lithics anaylses, the Chacoan road and alignments, and Navajo ethnography. The materials consist of correspondence, proposals, studies, papers, research materials, reports, analyses, geodimeteric data, outlines, notes, mapping, 3D modeling, aerial photography, images, photos, and maps.


  • 1992 - 2009


Biographical / Historical

This series contains material on the NNCPSP's committment to non-invasive strategies of collecting information about CPSP sites and their interconnectedness. Research emphasis was on geophysical study, mapping utilizing technologies in remote sensing, GPS, and GIS sourcing by means of strontium isotopes and trace elements ( in soil, timber, lithics, ceramics, and corn studies), Navajo oral history, traditional narrative, and astronomy. Additionally, it documents stabilization of structures, precoloumbian architecture and great houses, roads, alignments, and rock art. These projects were conducted in Chaco Canyon, Manuelito Canyon, Aztec Ruins, as well as at Newcomb, Skunk Springs, Raton Well, and Crumbled House CPSP sites.


5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


]Organized into 8 subseries: SUBSERIES A: Chaco Core and Greater Chaco Sites Mapping Files; SUBSERIES B: Aztec Ruins Remote Sensing and Graphical Modeling Files; SUBSERIES C: Manuelito Complex Stabilization and Mapping Projects Files; SUBSERIES D: Chacoan Sites Soil, Corn, and Pollen Anaylses and Studies; SUBSERIES E: Chacoan Sites Wood, Ceramics, and Lithics Analyses and Studies; SUBSERIES F: Chacoan Roads, Alignments, and Rock Art Files; SUBSERIES G: Navajo Ethnography and Traditional Narrative Files; SUBSERIES H: Papers, Articles, and Studies Used to Research Projects

Immediate Source of Acquisition

John R. Stein, Archeologist

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