Support ‘Dig’

“Dig Giusewa” was great! Administered by archaeologists, volunteers excavated an area at Jemez Historic Site with the goal of addressing questions of Jemez origins and acculturation.  Watch the short video for a glance at what we discovered.

This is part of the larger annual archaeological research “Dig” program started by the Friends of Coronado at Kuaua Pueblo in 2017. Planned projects include the testing of a Developmental Period pit house site and the excavation of a Jemez field house at Jemez Historic Site, as well as additional excavations of the Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. These projects not only engage the public but improve our knowledge of New Mexico history and help staff better interpret Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites.

“Dig” is partially financially supported by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site but, additional money is always needed for supplies and laboratory analyses. Therefore, the Friends of Coronado Historic Site request help with current and future funding of “Dig”.

Donation of the equipment listed below will aid researchers during the “Dig Giusewa” project, and future archaeological research at Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Easy Options to Support Future Digs

You can help our community archaeology program by donating supplies and excavation tools. Any help is greatly appreciated!

1) Purchase an item from the list below and send or deliver it to Coronado Historic Site. (Before you buy something, please call us. 505-867-5351)

2) Make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Coronado Historic Site.

3) Volunteer on one of the ‘Digs’.

Supply Wish-list:

1 – Photo Board and Scales ($161.95)


8 – Marshalltown Trowels ($15.47 each)


4 – Metric Measuring Tapes ($11.97 each)