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Stabilizing the University Indian Ruins


New Life for University 

Indian Ruins


Four years ago the UA School of Anthropology received an $8 million gift from A. Richard Diebold, Jr., Ph.D., and his Salus Mundi Foundation. Part of the gift was earmarked for the stabilization and renovation of the historic University Indian Ruins property located in east Tucson. The renovations are now complete.


As part of the renovation, the adobe residence, archaeological laboratory, and guest house were stabilized and reroofed, and new electrical, heating and cooling systems were installed.

But what’s important about these changes is that this historic site can now be used to teach students the practices of archaeology.



With the new renovations, the School of Anthropology will also be initiating a University Indian Ruins Residential Scholar Program to bring visiting faculty to the UA. The scholar will stay at the adobe residence and teach in the School of Anthropology. More Information


Published Date: 

9 years 10 months ago