• 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?

Animas River

Aztec Ruins lies near the banks of the "River of Lost Souls." In 1776, a Spanish exploration party noted many ancestral Pueblo ruins as they crossed the Animas River valley looking for California. Father Escalante named the stream "Rio de las Animas Perdidas," or "river of lost souls."