In June 2016, our crew of volunteer archaeologists conducted limited subsurface testing at the previously unexcavated Aztec North great house. We're still analyzing the data and the artifacts, and we're limiting the photographs we post, but on this page I'll share a bit about our work so far.
The people who made this possible. From left: Kellam Throgmorton, Maxwell Forton, Samuel Stansel, Me, Josh Jones, Dr. Ruth Van Dyke, Stephen Matt (Aztec Ruins NPS archaeologist), Dr. Lubna Omar, Dr. Randall McGuire, Lori Reed (Aztec Ruins NPS archaeologist) Several visiting archaeologists also generously volunteered their time to help us dig: Gary Brown, Donna Brown, Shanna Diederichs, Donna Glowacki, Blythe Morrison, and Chuck Riggs. Many others visited the site and shared their knowledge and experience.
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument not only supported our proposed archaeological testing, but they also provided incredible support and logistical help. Special thanks to Larry Turk, Aron Adams, Lori Reed, Stephen Matt, Joanne Young, Jeffery Wharton, and Vern Hensler. You can't visit our excavation site, but Aztec Ruins is a wonderful place to visit. Check out the park's website for directions and information!