Publication Date

Spring 1-30-1935


The ruins of Quarai are owned by the University of New Mexico. The fifteen acres of property contain the mission and mounds of the early Tiwa Pueblo. The mission--church and monastery--which stands northeast of the pueblo houses was constructed during early Spanish times.

From May, 1934 to May, 1935, a project of the Civilian Construction Corps has been in progress, excavating and repairing this mission. The program, at the present time, is not complete, but it is expected that this phase of the project will be finished by late summer this year.

All the work was purely for the purpose of preservation. In no instance was reconstruction attempted. The repair was made where necessary and was not carried beyond the clews noted.


Quarai, Tiwa Pueblo, Quarai Mission and Monastery

Document Type




Degree Name

Public Archaeology

Level of Degree


Department Name

UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Edgar Lee Hewett

Second Committee Member

Donald Dilworth Brand

Third Committee Member

Lansing B. Bloom

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Anthropology Commons