Arroyo Hondo Repository
The collection includes approximately 345,000 objects from the four years of excavation and survey at the Arroyo Hondo site. The documentation includes over 25,000 photographs and 10,000 records. This material has been the basis for previous analyses that have resulted in a dozen scholarly reports including eight of a projected ten-volume series published by SAR Press. These volumes deal with regional ecology, archaeological settlement survey, prehistoric climate, paleozoology, paleobotany and nutrition, paleopathology and demography, ceramic and lithic artifacts, and architecture. The final two summary volumes, one scientific, one popular, will complete the series as originally planned to describe life and change at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo.
The School has completed a preservation and access project with the Arroyo Hondo archaeological collections with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, involving the conservation of artifactual and archival materials from the project, as well as complete renovation of the storage facilities. Construction of an adjacent research office has also been completed, and this addition provides an outstanding work environment for staff and visiting researchers.
For information on conducting research with the Arroyo Hondo collection, please see Research Requests.