Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

Update to mjh’s Chaco website: Wijiji

I’ve posted some text and a link to 21 photos of Wijiji, the southeastern-most ruin in Chaco Canyon. Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Updates to my Chaco website: Una Vida, Hungo Pavi, and Chetro Ketl

Many years ago, I created a website to document my experiences in Chaco Canyon in the northwest corner of New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Chaco is a gorgeous and remote canyon that contains extensive ruins dating from 900 … Continue reading

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10 years ago today: My first “Ah, Wilderness!” blog entry

Mystery of Chaco Canyon on PBS November 25, 2002 PBS repeated a show from 1999 by Anna Sofaer, the discoverer of the meaning of the Sun Dagger on Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Sofaer has also discovered that … Continue reading

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Chaco Canyon by Air – a set on Flickr

Chantal Forster has posted a series of photos of Chaco Canyon taken from an airplane. It’s an unusual perspective, except in floor plans. (Start with the first small thumbnail, not the largest photo.) Chaco Canyon by Air – a set … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado

Located not terribly far from Aztec, New Mexico, Chimney Rock is an extraordinary Chacoan outlier (but each is). Most of the ruins are located on a ridge above the surrounding area. In fact, there is a particularly narrow section of … Continue reading

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My first “Ah, Wilderness! blog post was 9 years ago today.

Mystery of Chaco Canyon on PBS November 25, 2002 PBS repeated a show from 1999 by Anna Sofaer, the discoverer of the meaning of the Sun Dagger on Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Sofaer has also discovered that … Continue reading

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Experience the Chaco Phenomenon with John Kantner

Experience the Chaco Phenomenon with John Kantner October 14, 2011 Chaco Canyon National Heritage Park Join Chacoan Scholar, John Kantner and NM Wild for a day-long tour of Chaco Canyon National Historic Park. Chaco is one of the most spectacular … Continue reading

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Anasazi? Ancestral Puebloans?

Anasazi: What’s in a name? — High Country News So, what name should we use? There is no simple answer. These people were Ancestral Puebloan, Hisatsinom, and Anasazi. And they were none of these. Anasazi: What’s in a name? — … Continue reading

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Chaco Visitor Center Yurt

Differential Outrage July 22, 2010 by teofilo Yurt and Modular Office Unit in Chaco Visitor Center Parking Lot Lots of visitors, seeing the boarded-up and fenced-off visitor center, have been asking what’s going on.  When I tell them, they often … Continue reading

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UNM Today: Maxwell Museum Sponsoring Excursion to South Chaco Canyon Outliers

UNM Today: Maxwell Museum Sponsoring Excursion to South Chaco Canyon Outliers  Maxwell Museum Sponsoring Excursion to South Chaco Canyon Outliers Tom Windes will lead a Maxwell Museum sponsored two-day excursion to Chacoan outlying sites found in the general area of … Continue reading

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Lucky Timing (from the Photo Archive)

I go to Chaco Canyon every year (except for this one). In 2008, I also traveled to a couple of outliers west of Chaco. The road into Kin Bineola (“where the wind whirls,” Navajo) crosses a dirt dam. I had … Continue reading

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The Gambler’s House [updated]

I am again recommending the Chacoan website created by Teofilo – Gambler’s House (an allusion to the Navajo history of Chaco). He writes well and thoughtfully, interspersing interesting photos in the text. In particular, Teofilo sums up the information about … Continue reading

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Reasoning the Origins of Artifacts

The Gambler’s House blog has an interesting account of the analysis of Macaw feathers at Edge of the Cedars. http://gamblershouse.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/brilliance/ Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Aztec gives boost to tourism effort – Farmington Daily Times

  The organization will use the funds to promote and educate tourists about the "North Road Experience," created about an Anasazi-built road running from Chaco Canyon through Salmon Ruins, Aztec Ruins, passing through some of Aztec’s arches to Durango, Colo., … Continue reading

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