Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

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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Photos of Chaco Canyon and Chimney Rock

Doug Palosaari’s Public Gallery » Chaco Cultural National Historical Park (129 pictures) and Picasa Web Albums – Doug – Chimney Rock (29 pictures). His blog. Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Visiting Chaco and Outliers with an Expert

Tom and Sue Weiss have posted some nice photos as well as an account of a trip led by Dr. David Wilcox. Worth a read — he mentions many sites I’ve never heard of. peace, mjh Chaco May 2008 Trip … Continue reading

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Trip to Chaco 4/30-5/2/08

I’ve gone to Chaco Canyon every year for most of 25 years. It’s my pilgrimage. This year was possibly the windiest (and that’s saying a lot). My journal may be a little less inspired than we’d like, but in it, … Continue reading

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The Chaco Collection (National Park Service)

“The Chaco Collection contains approximately one million artifacts from over 120 sites in Chaco Canyon and the surrounding region. Because most of the artifacts were systematically collected and documented, the collections are extremely valuable for scientific studies. The Archive documents … Continue reading

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Reburying Ruins

[mjh: Intentional reburial of ruins. I knew it is done, but didn’t realize it has been done a lot at Chaco lately. Follow the link and compare the two photos.] NPS Archeology Program: Research in the Parks “Intentional site reburial … Continue reading

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