• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

Brochures

Below are some brochures about Aztec Ruins National Monument. (To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read the pdf files, click here.)

Ceramics at Aztec Ruins. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 1.45mb)
Different types and styles of pottery found at Aztec Ruins National Monument.

Echoes from the Past. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 1.81mb)
The musical instruments of the ancestral Pueblo people.

Designing Aztec Ruins. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 1.44mb)
How the ancestral Pueblo people designed, planned, and build Great Houses.

Resources Near and Far. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 1.02mb)
The resources available at and used in the area as well as items traded from distant lands.

Native Plants of Aztec Ruins. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 3.6mb)
The native plants of the area and their uses.

Dendrochronology. 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf, 1.43mb)
How tree ring dating works and how it helps us learn about Aztec Ruins.

Did You Know?

Inside the Great Kiva

A place of ceremony, social interaction, and council the Great Kiva was the core of an ancient Pueblo community at Aztec Ruins. Centrally located within the plaza of the West Ruin, this is the largest reconstructed “great kiva” anywhere.