Archaeology At Montezuma Castle National MonumentArchaeology is the study of the human past using material remains. These remains can be any objects that people created, modified, or used. There are several different types of archaeology: historic, prehistoric, classical, and underwater just to name a few.
The science of archaeology grew out of the older multidisciplinary study known as antiquarianism. Antiquarians studied history with particular attention to ancient artifacts and manuscripts, as well as historic sites.
Established December 8th, 1906, Montezuma Castle National Monument has been the center of attention for archaeology in Arizona. The 20 room high-rise apartment like complex is both amazing to look at and full of mystery. The artifacts found tell of a story of ingenuity, survival, and ultimately prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.
Southwest Virtual Museum
We partnered with Northern Arizona University and the Southwest Virtual Museum, to digitize many of our museum artifacts. Check out artifacts, historic photos and maps on the Southwest Virtual Museum Website.
Montezuma Castle Museum Collections
Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items
Last updated: August 28, 2021