Archaeologists for the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeological Project spent 6 seasons excavating the remains of the Ludlow strikers' colony. Most of these excavations took place in the field area. This area was the best preserved due to the lack of use by people after the strike. To identify the archaeological features of the Ludlow strikers' colony that would help us understand daily life during the strike, we excavated 1 meter square units to remove the wind blown deposits covering the features. We would place these units together to uncover a large area to identify widespread features, such as tent cellars.
The map below shows the divisions of the field excavations. As in Berwind, we divided the site into different areas or loci to order of recording of the site. Each locus relates to an area of excavation and the features identified. To look at features, click on the individual locus.