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Earl Halstead Morris
Birth: Oct. 24, 1889
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1956
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Archaeologist. Expert on the Anasazi/Pueblo culture. Excavated the Aztec Ruins near Aztec, New Mexico between 1916 and 1932-the US National Park Service states that the "evacation of the West Ruins in the early 1900s uncoverd thousands of well-perserved artifacts that provide glimpses into the lives of the Ancrestal Pueblo people. A remarkable variety of food remains, stone and wood tools, cotton and leather clothing, fiber sandals and mats, pottery, and jewelry made of turquoise, obsidian and shell reveal much about their use of local resources and trade with others." Graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder (BA, 1914; MA, 1915); studied at the graduate level at Columbia University. Awarded an honorary degree of doctor of science by the University of Colorado at Boulder (1942). Dr. Morris presented antropology lectures at the University of Colorado at Boulder and assisted in the CU Museum surveying Southwestern Colorado Pueblo ruins. Among Earl Morris' publications: The Aztec Ruin (1919); Preliminary Account of the Antiquities of the Region Between the Mancos and La Plata Rivers (1919); The House of the Great Kiva at the Aztec Ruin (1921); Burials in the Aztec Ruin: The Aztec Ruin Annex (1924); The Beginnings of Pottery Making in the San Juan Area: Unfired Prototypes and the Wares of the Earliest Ceramic Period (1927); Notes on Excavation in the Aztec Ruin (1928); An Aboriginal Salt Mine at Camp Verde, Arizona (1928); Los Mayas de la Region Central de America (1931); The Temple of the Varius at Chichen Itza, Yucatan (1931); Archaeological Studies in The La Plata District, Southwestern Colorado and Northwestern New Mexico (1939); Anasazi Basketry: Basket Maker II through Pueblo III: A Study Based on Specimens From the San Juan River Country (co-author, 1941); Basket Maker II Sites Near Durango, Colorado (1954); and, The Earl Morris Papers (University of Colorado Press, 1963). Son of Scott N. Morris and Ettie (Juliette) Amanda Halstead Morris; spouse of Lucille Bowman Morris. 
Family links: 
  Scott N. Morris (1852 - 1904)
  Juliette Amanda Halstead Morris
  Lucille Bowman Morris
Note: A memorial plaque honoring Dr. Earl H. Morris was placed in the Aztec National Monument
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in 1957 over the Aztec Ruins (on the earthen floor of the Great Kiva) near Aztec, New Mexico.
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Record added: Aug 02, 2012
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Impressive life's work-RIP.
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