Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico

I recommend a visit to Aztec Ruins in far northwest New Mexico; it is on the way between Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon. The location among trees is a stark contrast to Chaco. One of the unique features not mentioned … Continue reading

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Chaco Ruins Maps

I ran across this map of the ruins within Chaco Canyon. I have my own version (the second link below) mjh Chaco Map Map of Chaco Canyon Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Chaco Books by Noble

Lecture to explore Chaco Canyon enigma by ERICA ENRIQUE, For the Monitor David Grant Noble, author of the popular book, ”Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide,” which is now in its third printing [mjh: highly recommended]. Noble is … Continue reading

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The Roads to Chaco Canyon

Thanks for doing this website; it is great. I do have a question that I have not found an answer for. I last was at Chaco in the 80’s . At that time, the only road in was a long, … Continue reading

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Arizona Ruins Links

Other ruins worth exploring around Arizona. Links to 7 ruins areas in Arizona managed by the National Park Service. mjh Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Clear Sky Clock

This is a very interesting site intended for astronomers. Projecting over the next 48 hours, it predicts 4 qualities affecting sky watchers / star gazers: cloud cover, transparency, ‘seeing’, and darkness. Naturally, Chaco has a pretty dark sky. What really … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Chaco

Nice long article on Chaco from the Albuquerque Journal. mjh My Chaco site: www.mjhinton.com/chaco/ My Outliers site: www.mjhinton.com/outliers/ ABQjournal: Metropolitan Chaco By James Abarr A capsule look at six major sites easily accessed from a paved, nine-mile loop road through … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde Centenial in 2006

Mesa Verde National Park Centennial 1906-2006 Mesa Verde National Park is the premier archeological park in the United States and a World Cultural Heritage Site. The cultural and natural resources in the Mesa Verde region are significant both nationally and … Continue reading

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Grade School Studies of Chaco

Y-Press Online | Archaeology lesson takes students to Colorado dig center By Cameron Johnson, 15, Y-PRESS Eighth-grade students in an accelerated-learning program at Hannibal (Mo.)Middle School spend the year learning about the Anasazis – a Pueblo Indian civilization in the … Continue reading

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Anasazi Migrations into Hohokam Territory

Very interesting informative article about studies of Anasazi migration into Hohokam territory in Arizona. Several cool photos, including the first rectangular kiva I’ve seen attributed to Anasazi. mjh Pueblo groups moved to San Pedro River sites in 13th century by … Continue reading

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CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Keeping watch over ancient treasures By Deborah Frazier, Rocky Mountain News CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Dan Corcoran’s eyes and ears help protect this 164,000-acre archeological preserve for future generations. The area around Sand Canyon Pueblo, with its … Continue reading

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Anasazi Turkey

Turkey tracks, The gobblers have been passing through Utah since Anasazi times By Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune [W]hile historians say turkeys were not on the menu of the first Thanksgiving celebration, archaeologists have physical evidence that Meleagris gallopavo … Continue reading

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Edge of the Cedars State Park (Utah)

Edge of the Cedars State Park is in Blanding, Utah. It is a small park with Anasazi ruins. The museum is small but very nicely done. This was the first place I ever saw a duck-shaped pot. There is a … Continue reading

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Canyons of the Ancients

BLM Colorado – Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites (more than 6000 recorded, up to 100 per square mile in some places) representing the … Continue reading

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