North American Archaeological Collection

A man at an excavation site examining a stone wall that has small sections cut out.

North American Archaeological Collection is one of the largest and most significant such assemblages in the world. The artifacts are recovered from hundreds of museum excavations at key sites throughout the American Southwest (including Pueblo Bonito, Grand Gulch, Canyon de Chelley, the Galisteo Basin, and Aztec ruin), the Pacific Northwest, the Greater New York City area, the Great Basin (including Hidden Cave, Gatecliff Shelter, and Alta Toquima), Labrador, and the Southeast (including Poverty Point, Greenhouse, Jaketown and Menard).