Kuaua Collections Digitization Project

Measuring, Scanning, and Photographing – 2nd Day of Digitization


The digitization Project is moving along nicely! Ranger Ethan guided volunteers Ron, Brian, Carolyn, and Jack with measuring and photographing artifacts in the basement of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Artifacts included complete pots, pendants, groundstone tools, and ceramic pipes. Some of the pipes had heavy residues and decorations on them and quickly became the most popular artifacts of the day. Overall the group processed about 40 items today.

Ranger Annie and volunteer Diane were working hard in the basement of the Laboratory of Anthropology reading and scanning historic documents that pertain to Kuaua. They ran across interesting documents regarding the 1934 and 1938 excavations at Kuaua. They also found documents that revealed new information about the prehistoric adobe construction of Kuaua pueblo.

Overall this is proving to be a very interesting project, and every week when we visit the curation facilities in Santa Fe, we learn a little more about our site. Be sure to check back for updates!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s