The Chaco Handbook

Author: R. Gwinn Vivian
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ISBN: 9781607811954
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An encyclopedic handbook that organizes the extensive amount of information available for Chaco Canyon, a remarkable archaeological site of ancient puebloan ruins in northwestern New Mexico.

People of Chaco

Author: Kendrick Frazier
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318258
Format: PDF
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Praised as a "breathtaking piece of work" that is "written in the best tradition of the science writer and the mystery writer" (Washington Times), People of Chaco is the essential book on the spectacular array of ruins at Chaco Canyon. Like Stonehenge, they are both a monument to our prehistory and a cryptic puzzle. We know that in Chaco Canyon, one thousand years ago, there arose among the Pueblo people a great and culturally sophisticated civilization. Kendrick Frazier addresses questions raised by the famous ruins: What function did Chaco Canyon fulfill? How great was its extent and influence? Why did its culture collapse? Frazier scours the canyon for clues and, in this expanded edition, adds the freshest discoveries on the cosmographic orientation of Chaco's buildings, reports conclusions of the new Chaco Synthesis Project, updates the cannibalism controversy, and summarizes other new archaeological and scientific understanding of this major landmark of the Southwest. 155 illustrations.

Chaco Canyon

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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In this account of the people of Chaco Canyon, a leading expert on prehistoric culture weaves the latest discoveries on Chaco into a narrative of the foraging bands, humble farmers, and elaborate society that flourished between the tenth and twelfth centuries A.D.

Chaco Astronomy

Author: Anna Sofaer
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ISBN: 9780943734460
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Chaco Astonomy: An Ancient American Cosmology embraces the remarkable findings of the past 30 years of scientific and cultural research into the astronomical practices of the ancestral Puebloans -- people who constructed several expressions of a remarkable and previously unsuspected cosmology. Compiled by Anna Sofaer and her Solstice Project team of geographers, astronomers, archaeologists and Native scholars, nine chapters include photogrpahs, charts, diagrams, and appendices.

The Architecture of Chaco Canyon New Mexico

Author: Stephen H Lekson
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 0874809487
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A fresh volume on the ancient structures of Chaco Canyon, built by native peoples between AD 850 and 1130, that unifies older information on the area with new advanced research techniques focusing on studies of technology and building types, analyses of architectural change, and readings of the built environment, aided by over 150 maps, floor plans, elevations and photos.

Chaco

Author: Michal Strutin
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 1877856452
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This colorful, large-format book provides a comprehensive overview of this World Heritage Site, believed to have been a center of Chacoan culture. It describes how we know what we know, and how our understanding of the Chaco Phenomenon has evolved over time. Includes images of seldom-seen artifacts from museum collections outside the Southwest.

The Puebloan Society of Chaco Canyon

Author: Paul F. Reed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327209
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The Chaco Canyon Puebloan Native American society flourished between 950 and 1150 C.E., and then vanished, leaving only a remarkable archaeological record behind. Critical issues are explained, and maps, illustrations, a multi-media bibliography and annotated primary documents are included.

In Search of Chaco

Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
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Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the "Chaco Phenomenon" since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers. Key topics include the rise of early great houses; the structure of agricultural life among the people of Chaco Canyon; their use of sacred geography and astronomy in organizing their spiritual cosmology; indigenous knowledge about Chaco from the perspective of Hopi, Tewa, and Navajo peoples; and the place of Chaco in the wider world of archaeology.For more than a century archaeologists and others have pursued Chaco Canyon's many and elusive meanings. In Search of Chaco brings these explorations to a new generation of enthusiasts.

Pueblo Bonito

Author: Jill E. Neitzel
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345548
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Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data continues to generate new ideas about the people who lived their and their way of life. This extensively illustrated volume commemorates the recent centennial of the first large-scale excavations at Pueblo Bonito, with leading experts writing on various aspects of the site, including its setting, construction sequence and labor requirements, possible astronomical orientations and related rituals, and burials. The book probes deeply for answers to these and other perplexing questions about Pueblo Bonito and its people.

The Anasazi of Chaco Canyon

Author: Kyle Widner
Publisher: Anasazi of Chaco Canyon: The Greatest True Mys the Anasazi of Chaco Canyon: The Greatest True Myster
ISBN: 9780692740026
Format: PDF
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Perhaps the most fascinating chapter in Southwest history is the tale of the mysterious, "vanished" Anasazi Indians. Their tremendous achievements can be found in many places, including the spectacular cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. But the crest of the Anasazi wave was in Chaco Canyon, a shallow, windswept wash in northwest New Mexico. Here, 1,000 years ago, strange and unexplained events unfolded; events which continue to intrigue scientists and visitors today. During the years 850-1150 AD, multi-story buildings comparable in size to the Roman Coliseum were constructed. Advanced astronomy, water works, and agriculture flourished. Exotic artifacts from Central America were traded over routes spanning thousands of miles. And after 300 years, they carefully sealed everything up, left, and never returned. The Anasazi of Chaco Canyon offers insight into the unknowns of the "Chaco Phenomenon," including the story of Kyle's journey of discovery. In addition, it draws on the latest research, personal experiences, and interpretations of oral traditions, leading the reader to a startling conclusion. Influenced by the writings of Edward Abbey and James Michener, Kyle Widner is a desert wanderer, amateur Anasazi ruins hunter, and internet business expert in his spare time. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada with his wife Jean, two golden retrievers, and two cats. This book is the companion guide to an educational video game and 3D computer simulation of Chaco Canyon for Mac and PC computers. Learn more at Shadowplay.com.