• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Museum Closed Starting October 27, 2014

    The Aztec Ruins museum will be closed starting Monday, October 27, 2014 to prepare for new exhibits to be installed in April 2015. The visitor center, video, and self-guided trail will remain open.

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?

Earl Morris

When he was only six years old, Earl Morris became intrigued with Southwest archeological sites including Aztec Ruins. Years later, after graduating from the University of Colorado, he began excavations at Aztec Ruins for the American Museum of Natural History.