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Aztec Ruins National Monument

  • Type: Archaeological Park
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society

Pueblo people describe this site as part of their migration journey. Today you can follow their ancient passageways to a distant time. Explore a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms. Look up and see original timbers holding up the roof. Search for the fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar. Listen for an echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva.



Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
Aztec Ruins Administration Building-Museum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
US 550 About 0.75 mi N of US 550, on outskirts of Aztec


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Aztec Ruins National Monument:
Sight Category Archaeological Park
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Historic - aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Historic Use Multiple dwelling
Level of Significance National
Cultural Affiliation Native American
Cultural Affiliation Pueblo III, Great Pueblo
Historic Use Village site

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Aztec Ruins National Monument
Registry Address: 1 mi. N of Aztec
Registry Number: 66000484
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 27
Contributing Structures: 3
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Monument
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic - aboriginal, Native American, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Pueblo III
Period of Significance: 1499-1000 AD
Significant Year: c 1100, c 1225, c 1285
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Village site, Multiple dwelling
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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