Aztec Ruins National Monument

The Aztec Ruins National Monument in northwestern New Mexico consists of preserved structures constructed by the Pueblo Indians nearly a thousand years ago. Aztec Ruins NM lies on the western bank of the Animas River in Aztec, New Mexico, about 12 miles northeast of Farmington.  This is a picture of Aztec West, one of several sets of ruins within the monument.

Picture Number: CM1_4653

Date: May 2019

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 100     Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

F-Stop: f/11     Lens: 23 mm

The Aztec Ruins National Monument in northwestern New Mexico consists of preserved structures constructed by the Pueblo Indians nearly a thousand years ago. Aztec Ruins NM lies on the western bank of the Animas River in Aztec, New Mexico, about 12 miles northeast of Farmington.  This is a picture of The Great Kiva (see also picture #4655).  Archeologists believe Great Kivas were public buildings used by people in the surrounding community for ceremonies and other functions.

Picture Number: CM1_4627

Date: September 2019

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 100     Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec

F-Stop: f/11     Lens: 52 mm

The Aztec Ruins National Monument in northwestern New Mexico consists of preserved structures constructed by the Pueblo Indians nearly a thousand years ago. Aztec Ruins NM lies on the western bank of the Animas River in Aztec, New Mexico, about 12 miles northeast of Farmington.  This is a picture of one of the larger sets of ruins within the monument.

Picture Number: CM1_4651

Date: May 2019

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 100     Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

F-Stop: f/11     Lens: 40 mm

The Aztec Ruins National Monument in northwestern New Mexico consists of preserved structures constructed by the Pueblo Indians nearly a thousand years ago. Aztec Ruins NM lies on the western bank of the Animas River in Aztec, New Mexico, about 12 miles northeast of Farmington.  This is another picture of The Great Kiva (see also picture #4627).  This Great Kiva was excavated by Earl Morris in 1921 and reconstructed under his direction in 1934.

Picture Number: CM1_4655

Date: September 2019

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 100     Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

F-Stop: f/11     Lens: 27 mm

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