Pecos National Historical Park has long been a center for archaeological excavation. Alfred Vincent Kidder became one of the most notable archaeologists associated with the park. Kidder was responsible for site excavations at the abandoned pueblo in Pecos that is now part of the park. He was able to establish a continuous record of pottery styles from 2000 years ago to the mid- to late-1800s. Kidder also went on to found the Pecos Conference for Archaeologists. For more information about Kidder and his work in the park, visit this site. For more information about Pecos National Historical Park, visit its website.