The Chaco Handbook

Author: R. Gwinn Vivian
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607811952
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

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: 0393318257
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Updated with the latest archaeological and anthropological evidence, "People of Chaco" is an essential book on the Chaco culture and ruins of northwestern New Mexico. Maps & photos.

Chaco

Author: Michal Strutin
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 9781877856457
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

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.

Chaco Canyon

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114198356
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

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 Canyon

Author: Robert H. Lister
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826307566
Release Date: 1984-06-01
Genre: History

Chaco Canyon, sprawled in the desert of northwestern New Mexico and uninhabited since the twelfth century, is one of North America's richest archaeological zones. This lavishly illustrated book is the first complete account of Chacoan archaeology, from the discovery of the ruins by Spanish soldiers in the seventeenth century through the scientific analyses of the 1970s. The authors follow the history of Chacoan archaeology with a vivid portrayal of the day-to-day lives of the Anasazi Indians, the Neolithic farmers who abandoned the region some 800 years ago. Though intended for the general reading public with an interest in archaeology, this book will be useful to professionals as well, as a compendium of information and photography hitherto scattered in numerous separate reports and monographs. Particularly valuable is a list of all investigated sites at Chaco Canyon, including location, features, dates, and other pertinent information.

Pueblo Bonito

Author: Jill E. Neitzel
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345547
Release Date: 2018-08-08
Genre: Social Science

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.

Canyon de Chelly

Author: Campbell Grant
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816533480
Release Date: 2015-11-15
Genre: Social Science

With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.

Chaco Astronomy

Author: Anna Sofaer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0943734460
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

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: 9780874809480
Release Date: 2007-06-13
Genre: Architecture

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.

In Search of Chaco

Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114266559
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Religion

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.

The Puebloan Society of Chaco Canyon

Author: Paul F. Reed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313327203
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

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.

Chaco Revisited

Author: Carrie C. Heitman
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816502349
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Social Science

Chaco Canyon, the great Ancestral Pueblo site of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, has inspired excavations and research for more than one hundred years. Chaco Revisited brings together an A-team of Chaco scholars to provide an updated, refreshing analysis of over a century of scholarship. In each of the twelve chapters, luminaries from the field of archaeology and anthropology, such as R. Gwinn Vivian, Peter Whiteley, and Paul E. Minnis, address some of the most fundamental questions surrounding Chaco, from agriculture and craft production, to social organization and skeletal analyses. Though varied in their key questions about Chaco, each author uses previous research or new studies to ultimately blaze a trail for future research and discoveries about the canyon. Written by both up-and-coming and well-seasoned scholars of Chaco Canyon, Chaco Revisited provides readers with a perspective that is both varied and balanced. Though a singular theory for the Chaco Canyon phenomenon is yet to be reached, Chaco Revisited brings a new understanding to scholars: that Chaco was perhaps even more productive and socially complex than previous analyses would suggest.

Houses Beneath the Rock

Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105000479589
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Social Science

Essays by noted archaeologists and historians that help give some insight into the Anasazi inhabitants and their way of life, along with useful information on the recurring patterns and motifs in the rock art, and photographs and descriptions of basketry, textiles, hides, wooden and bone implements, wild plant and animal foods from the cliff dwellings.

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: 0692740023
Release Date: 2016-06-19
Genre:

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.