Except for some surface artifacts, there are few surface indicators of the strikers' colony at the Ludlow site. To identify features and the layout of the colony, archaeologists needed to conduct a field survey using photographic overlay, Ground Penetrating Radar, and Magnetometer to see what disturbances strikers and their families made to the natural landscape in making the tent colony. These disturbances marked the location of past activities and features.
The Ludlow strikers' colony site is made up of three main areas. The monument area is now the main area of the site with a pavilion and monument. This area was the heart of the Ludlow colony and the location of the "death pit". Outside of the monument area is the field area that was the location for the rest of the tents in the colony. This area provides valuable information on households in the colony. North of the colony along an arroyo was the colony's midden. This area acted as the colony's dump. Clicking on each specific area will guide you to the excavations conducted in each area.