TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. An Anasazi Village Misnamed Aztec
Chapter 2. Earl Halstead Morris And The Aztec Ruins
Chapter 3. Peeling Away Prehistory
1916: Exploratory Season
Chapter 4. A House In Ruins
Chapter 5. A National Monument, Stillborn
Chapter 6. The Decade Of Dissention, 1923-1933
Joint Custody Of Aztec Ruin
Chapter 7. The Great Depression And Capital Improvements
Civil Works Administration Program
Chapter 8. The Miller Administration, 1937-1944
Chapter 9. Satellite Attractions
Chapter 10. The Mission Of Mission 66
Chapter 11. The Last Quarter Century And Beyond
General Management Plan (1988) Recommendations
Chapter 12. Stabilization: The High Cost Of Water
Chapter 13. Specimen Collections: Recent Assessments And Their Significance For Future Research
American Museum Of Natural History Collection
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure1.1. Map showing location of Aztec Ruins.
1.2. West Ruin, ca. 1880.
1.3. East Ruin, ca. 1880.
2.1. Earl Halstead Morris in front of the house he built, ca. 1920.
2.2. Earl Halstead Morris, ca. 1950.
3.1. Eest Ruin after being cleared.
3.2. Chaco cultural traits present at Aztec Ruins.
3.3. Mesa Verde cultural traits present at Aztec Ruins.
3.4. Workers removing fine fill dirt by means of a forge bellows.
3.5. Roofed Kiva B, 1916.
3.6. Exposed first-story roof.
3.7. Morris on an elevated scaffold photographing the ruin.
3.8. North Wing excavations in 1918.
3.9. East Wing excavations in 1916.
3.10. Workers in 1916 screening room fill.
3.11. Excavated units at time of establishment of monument, 1923.
3.12. Interior of Kiva E.
3.13. Overview of West Ruin in 1918.
3.14. Mesa Verde-style wall built on top of Chaco debris.
3.15. Excavated rooms and two roofed kivas of the West Ruin at the end of the field season of 1917.
3.16. Room fill contained many shattered ceramic vessels.
3.17. Two Mesa Verde black-on-white bowls in compacted room fill.
3.18. Three corrugated jars and a stone-lined mealing bin sunk into a room floor.
3.19. Workman sorting pothserds into decorative types.
3.20. A pile of cornhusks.
3.21. Intact aboriginal ceiling.
3.22. Room in southwest corner of the West Ruin.
3.23. Excavation of the Great Kiva, 1921.
3.24a. 3.24b. Excavated Great Kiva in 1921, showing floor features. Above, view to south; below, view to north.
3.25. Partial poles-and-rungs ladder.
4.1. American Museum field station, ca. 1923-1924.
4.2. The Morris living room.
4.3. Three rooms of the southwest corner of the Aztec Ruin revamped by Morris for personal purposes.
5.1. Growth of Aztec Ruins National Monument.
6.1. Map of location of Aztec Ruins National Monument and connecting highways in the Four Corners area.
6.2. Morris house serving as monument entrance.
6.3. Custodian Johnwill Faris.
6.4. Museum in West Ruin rooms.
6.5. West exit from ruin museum rooms.
6.6. Apparatus used to mix adobe mud.
6.7. Truck struck in dirt entrance road.
7.1. Abrams hay barn being dismantled.
7.2. View of 1933 from southwest corner of the West Ruin.
7.3. Parking lot in front of Aztec Ruins National Monument headquarters, ca. 1934.
7.4. Relays of horse-drawn wagons hauling debris from west ruin.
7.5. Removing debris from West Ruin courtyard.
7.6. Dismantling the American Museum storage shed.
7.7. Resetting exterior wall of North Wing.
7.8. Great Kiva after excavation in 1921.
7.9. Deteriorated condition of Great Kiva prior to reconstruction in 1934.
7.10. Erection of roof on restored Great Kiva, 1934.
7.11. Interior of restored Great Kiva.
7.12. Reconstructed Great Kiva, northwest side.
7.13. Lobby being erected, 1934.
9.1. Ground plan of the Hubbard Site.
9.2. Hubbard Mound, ca. 1954.
9.3. The East Ruin.
9.4. Map of East Ruin and Earl Morris Ruin, 1989.
10.1. Evolution of visitor center.
10.2. Sherman S. Howe.
10.3. Visitor center, Aztec Ruins National Monument, 1959.
10.4. Boundary status map, 1959.
10.5. Residence/Maintenance area.
10.6. Buildings 2, 3, and 4.
10.7. Building 8, 1949.
10.8. Building 9, 1958.
11.1. Aztec Ruins National Monument, 1984.
11.2. Aerial view of West Ruin and Hubbard Mound, 1984.
11.3. Expanded boundary, Aztec Ruins National Monument, 1988.
12.1. View over northeast corner of West Ruin, showing cement wall capping.
12.2a. 12.2b. Two views of wall repairs, West Ruin, by American Museum of Natural History crews.
12.3. West Ruin, numbering system of 1988.
12.4. Schematic plan of major drains, West Ruin.
12.5. Dragline digging deep north drainage trench, 1946.
12.6. Routine maintenance stabilization, 1989.
12.7. Routine maintenance stabilization, 1989.
12.8. Routine maintenance stabilization, 1989.
12.9. Routine maintenance stabilization, 1989.
13.1. Model of the West Ruin.
7.1. Civil Works Administration Program, Aztec Ruins National Monument, December 6, 1933-April 12, 1934. Statistical Summary.
LIST OF TABLES
7.2. Public Works Administration Program, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Statistical Summary.
10.1. Mission 66 Expenditures, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
13.1. Animas Valley Sites, other than West Ruin, Yielding Pottery in the American Museum of Natural History Collection.
Last Updated: 28-Aug-2006