Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

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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Chaco Digital Initiative

[mjh: From my alma mater, UVa.] “Welcome to the Chaco Digital Initiative! CDI is a collaborative effort to create a digital archive that will integrate much of the widely dispersed archaeological data collected from Chaco Canyon in the late 1890s … Continue reading

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Lowry Pueblo: Archaeology in Southwest Colorado

Lowry Pueblo: Archaeology in Southwest Colorado Lowry Pueblo is located 28 miles northwest of Cortez, off Highway 666 at Pleasant View on County Road CC. Guidebooks are available at the site or at the Heritage Center. The Heritage Center also … Continue reading

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Fangars’ Four Corners Photos

Fangars visits the Four Corners more thoroughly than I do. He has a lot of interesting photos of a wide range of ancient ruins. I recommend you visit his flickr site: Flickr: Photos from fangars http://www.flickr.com/photos/fangars/ At the same time, … Continue reading

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Public Meeting On Chaco Canyon Road 11/15/07 in Albuquerque, NM

Your Input Needed! The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with San Juan County, has initiated a study to evaluate alternatives for improving the unpaved portion of San Juan County Road 7950, the roadway providing … Continue reading

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Take Action: Help Protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park

The Wilderness Alliance (nmwild.org) is encouraging people to contact Taschek Environmental Consulting regarding a study they are performing on paving the road to Chaco. Follow both of these links, if you are interested. http://ga1.org/campaign/chaco http://www.taschek.net/contactus.asp STOP THE CHACO ROAD (has … Continue reading

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The Hopis call Chaco “Yupqoyvi” (“the place beyond the horizon”)

ABQjournal NM: Chaco Canyon Meeting Set Despite Concerns, By Leslie Linthicum, Journal Staff Writer The Hopis call Chaco “Yupqoyvi” (“the place beyond the horizon”) and, along with other pueblos, trace some of their early history to the ancient towns that … Continue reading

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Chaco Photos

A visitor pointed out a problem with some photos missing from a few of my Chaco pages (www.mjhinton.com/chaco). It will take a while to sort that out, but in the meantime, I have photos in other locations: mjh’s Chaco photos … Continue reading

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Comb Ridge, Utah, yields big discoveries

Comb Ridge yields big discoveries By Joe Bauman, Deseret Morning News An archaeological survey of southern Utah’s Comb Ridge is documenting a huge number of sites, from Ice Age camps and 800-year-old Anasazi cliff dwellings to historic artifacts of Anglo … Continue reading

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The Turquoise Traders

GEMLAND.NET » Blog Archive » The Turquoise Traders The drive through New Mexico had been long and tedious, and though I was tired, I was also excited to reach my goal. Just a few more miles, I thought to myself, … Continue reading

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Navajos to Mark Chaco Canyon Centennial

Cibola County Beacon – News Navajos to mark Chaco Canyon Centennial, By Diane Fowler, Beacon staff writer CHACO CANYON – The Navajos of northwest New Mexico will observe the centennial anniversary of Chaco Canyon National Heritage Park Saturday by reminding … Continue reading

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument – Directions (U.S. National Park Service) “Aztec Ruins National Monument is located on Ruins Road about 1/2 mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the City of Aztec, New Mexico.” http://www.nps.gov/azru/planyourvisit/directions.htm Aztec Ruins National Monument … Continue reading

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