Research

The museum is open to inquiries by qualified researchers regarding conducting studies of artifacts and other American Indian manifestations of the museum's collection. The extensive Casas Grandes ceramic collection has been used in the preparation of several MA and Ph.D. theses. The staff, professional archaeologists, and students from the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University have conducted research over the years. In the past, previous members of the museum staff have conducted field studies to record and interpret rock art in the surrounding area. We encourage researchers to make presentations about their research at archaeological conferences, publish their research in professional journals and contribute to the enhancement of museum and public exhibits.