Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

New Ute Museum in Ignacio, CO

Utes OK architect to design new museum The new Ute museum is to be constructed across Colorado Highway 172 from the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio. A 3,000-square-foot building attached to the casino that has served as a bingo parlor, … Continue reading

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Developer finds treasure in ruins

DenverPost.com – LOCAL NEWS Project near Cortez has 19 homes, 210 ancient Indian sites ”Indian Camp Ranch” billed as ”the first archaeological subdivision.” On the 1,200 high-desert acres just a few miles northwest of Cortez sit 19 high-end homes. The … Continue reading

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Archaeologists churn up ancient tools, figurine near Prescott, AZ

Prescott Newspapers Online Archaeologists uncovered one of the largest pestles ever found on the Prescott National Forest while excavating a site for the Gray Wolf landfill expansion last week. A pestle is a long, conical grinding tool with a pointed … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde’s Mystery of the Cliff Dwellers

TheSunLink.com At one time, before 1300 A.D., as many as 5,000 people populated these mesas, growing squash, corn and beans. Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Moab Men Charged with Digging Up Anasazi Ruins

KSL News: Moab Men Charged with Digging Up Anasazi Ruins Three men have been accused of causing ten thousand dollars damage to an Anasazi archaeological site, charges that bring a decade in prison and a hefty fine. Phillip C. Morse, … Continue reading

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Still more on Chaco corn research

Ancient corncobs unlock riddle At its height, Pueblo Bonito is thought to have supported between 6,000 and 12,000 people. Excavations of the largest building have found hundreds of rooms, turquoise ornaments, unusual cylindrical jars, finely crafted spear points and icons … Continue reading

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More on Chaco corn research

DenverPost.com – LOCAL NEWS Unlike Tenochtitlan, an Aztec city with soil so fertile that maize crops could be grown many times a year, Chaco Canyon was simply too cold and too dry with too short a growing season to produce … Continue reading

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More on Chaco corn research

Chaco’s ancients ‘imported’ corn Ancient Americans building elaborate structures in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon depended on corn carried by hand from fields up to 50 miles away, according to a study that analyzed the chemical content of ancient corn cobs. … Continue reading

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Chaco Cornfields Far-Flung

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer ABQjournal: Chaco Cornfields Far-Flung Ancient corn cobs found at Chaco Canyon were grown 50 or more miles away, according to new research, more evidence for the hypothesis that Chaco was the center of a … Continue reading

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Dinétah

AGEEZI, N.M. — The Navajo revere this remote area around a tabletop mesa in northwestern New Mexico as the place where the mythical figure Changing Woman gave birth to two warrior sons who made the universe safe. Energy companies desire … Continue reading

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Chaco Area Links

Pueblo of Acoma – Sky City http://www.puebloofacoma.org/ El Malpais National Monument (National Park Service) http://www.nps.gov/elma/ Walter De Maria: Lightning Field http://www.lightningfield.org/ Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Senate OKs Funds for Chaco Collection

Caretakers of the huge Chaco Culture archaeological collection are cheered by U.S. Senate approval of $3.7 million to finish construction of a home for the artifacts. Wendy Bustard, curator of the National Park Service collection, said the move last week … Continue reading

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Ancient pueblos forced to cope with drought-or perish

Why did a culture that had survived previous droughts collapse during this one? The answer, experts say, is a cautionary tale about coping with drought in the arid West. Wherever you live in the Southwest, it ultimately comes down to … Continue reading

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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 Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures, as well … Continue reading

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