Archaeology of the American Southwest

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Anasazi Heritage Center
The Web page includes images of some artifacts, listing of sites to visit as well as a survey of the region and its diverse history and culture.

Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University
Includes the RRSS Database, the online versions of Guide to Preparation of Collections and the Environmental Education Resource Guide, and a 3D Scanning Project,

Archaeological Sites of the Southwest
"This is a catalog of prehistoric archaeological sites in the "Four-Corners" states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) of the American Southwest that are on public land and are legally open to visitation."

Arizona State Museum
University of Arizona
"...is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology."

  • Archaeological Research
    Sections include: Techniques ; Projects ; Volunteers ; AZITE ; Services ; Earthwatch ; Zooarchaeology Lab.


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An Evaluation of Chaco Anasazi Roadways
"...paper was presented at a poster session during the 1996 Society for American Archaeology meetings in New Orleans. The poster summarizes research on prehistoric roads of the Chaco Anasazi, a society that developed in the northern American Southwest between A.D. 900 and 1150."
John Kantner, UC Santa Barbara

Sipapu - Chetro Ketl Great Kiva
"This site presents a three-dimensional reconstruction of a Great Kiva, an architectural feature found in many prehistoric Anasazi communities in the Southwestern United States."
A great educational use of Web technology.
By John Kantner, UC Santa Barbara

Southwestern Archaeology (SWA)

Traditions of the Sun : Explore the World's Ancient Observatories
"We invite you to explore this site, to learn about the ancestral Native Americans in New Mexico and the ancient Maya in the Yucatan, while gaining a better understanding of the active Sun, and its importance to themóand, to us."




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