Our Publications

An Early Basketmaker Campsite –Report on AS-1, a Field Project of the Albuquerque Archaeological Society. (1968) By Richard A. Bice; Collaborative Report by William L. Sundt. “The excavation of the AS-1 Site presents a picture of a seasonal preceramic Basketmaker campsite used not for hunting or farming, but for food gathering and processing. Small groups…made brief visits to the site over a span of years during the summer months about two thousand years ago.” 38 pages, $5.00.

AS-5 Indian Mining of Lead for Use in Rio Grande Glaze Paint. Report of the AS-5 Bethsheba Project Near Cerrillos, New Mexico. (2003) By Richard A. Bice, Phyllis S. Davis and William M. Sundt. “…Not until recent years has the mining for lead by prehistoric and later Indians been seriously investigated…This metal was one of the ingredients necessary for making glaze paint used in decorating pottery in the Rio Grande basin as early as about AD 1300 and continuing to at least 1700.” Contents: Geology and Mineralogy, Mining History of the Cerrillos Hills, Project Methods and Procedures, Glaze Period Mining Analysis, Lithic Mining Tools, Faunal Analysis, Ceramics, Mining Periods and Dating. Book (175 pages) $9.00, CD $5.

Bandelier Lecture 1975.  Dr. Florence Hawley Ellis addressed the annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico in Albuquerque:  “My point is simple.  Change in culture is effected through changes in style, and styles change at least once in each generation in matters of concern to thinkers within a discipline, a segment of the overall culture….” 27 pages, $2.00.

Pottery Southwest Spring-Summer 2006  publication (36 pages) $2.00, archival CD of issues from 1974-1996 $5.00.

Prieta Vista: A Small Pueblo III Ruin in North-Central New Mexico.  Report of the Excavation of the AS-3 Site by the Albuquerque Archaeological Society in cooperation with Eastern New Mexico University.  (1972) by Richard A. Bice and William M. Sundt, with a foreword by Cynthia Irwin-Williams.  Climate change leading to demographic shifts resulted in “the foundation of numerous new, mostly short-lived, settlements on the Puerco and in the region between the Puerco and the Jemez…an understanding of these temporary settlements is absolutely critical for the interpretation of regional culture history…:  Contents:  natural Resources, Site of the Raton spring Valley, the Pueblo Excavation, Architectural Features and Construction Comparisons, The Dump Excavation, Lithics, Ceramics, Other Artifacts, Vegetal Remains, Faunal Remains, Human Skeletal Remains, Discussion of Cultural Ties.  216 pages, $9.00.

San Ysidro Pueblos:  Two Prehistoric Pueblo IV Ruins in New Mexico (1973) by Franklin Barnett; Surface Sherd Survey and Ceramic Vessel Identification (Section VI) by William M. Sundt.  Two small pueblos were excavated to preserve what information remained because “pot hunters have so worked over the area that in a very short time…all evidence of the ruins from which pertinent details for a formal report could be obtained, would be obliterated.”  Contents:  Prehistory, History and Geography; Surface Exploration, Excavation, The Artifacts of San Ysidro, Ceramic Wares.  64 pages, $6.00.

Subfloor Channels in Prehistoric Ruins:  Anasazi Region of the Southwest (1992) By Dudley W. King and Richard A. Bice.  A salvage archeology project near Tijeras Pueblo led to the discovery “that one of the larger rooms contained some floor grooves that developed into channels, thought to be of ceremonial significance.”  Contents:  Cultural Period of Site, Ceremonial Room in AS10A, Comparison with Other Structures Containing Channels.  20 pages, $5.00.

The AS-8 Pueblo and the Canada de las Milpas, A Pueblo III complex in North-Central New Mexico. (1998) By Richard A. Bice, Phyllis S. Davis and William M. Sundt.  Foreword by John Roney.  Contribution by Mollie Toll.  “…We now have reasonably complete information for a large portion of the Middle Rio Puerco…These locations show a consistent regional settlement history, with gradual increases in population from the late 1100s until around 1250, then gradual decrease culminating in complete abandonment in the early 1300s.  The settlement history of this region parallels, rather than complements, that of the Mesa Verde area.”  Publication (175 pages) $9.00, CD $5.00.

The Albuquerque Archaeological Society: The first Twenty-Five Years, 1966-1991 (1995) By Nancy H. Olsen and Richard A. Bice, edited by Alan M. Shalette.  History gleaned from newsletters, photos, and oral and written materials.  Contents:  Getting Established 1966-1969, Flourishing Impact 1970-1979, Shifting Gears 1980-1991, and Challenges Ahead.  $5.00.

The Vidal Great Kiva Near Gallup, New Mexico (1990) By Richard A. Bice with field and laboratory contributions by Sheila Brewer, Bettie Terry, Phyllis Davis, Gordon Page, Elizabeth Kelley, William Sundt and Joan Wilkes.  “In the Heaton Canyon Valley, just north of Gallup, New Mexico, many ancient Indian dwellings were built between about AD 900 and AD 1150…the kiva with its immediate surroundings is named the Vidal site.”  Its excavation was the project of several field schools done by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico.  Contents:  Background, Early Work, Surface Rooms of the Unit House, Small Kiva of the Unit House, The Vidal Great Kiva, Cultural Traits and Affinities. 28 pages, $5.00.

Tijeras Canyon Sites AS-10: Preliminary Report (1989) By William M. Sundt and Richard A. Bice.  Two sites on private land were in danger of destruction by homebuilding.  Salvage archeology was undertaken in 1986. 3 pages, $1.00.

Tonque Pueblo (1968)  Docent handbook for an exhibition prepared by the Albuquerque Archaeological Society at the Museum of Albuquerque, discussing the history and excavation of this 2000-room P-IV pueblo. 15 pages, $2.00.

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