Search Results for: Investigations At The Pueblo Alto Complex Chaco Canyon New Mexico 1975 1979

Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito

Author: Jill E. Neitzel

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588345547

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data continues to generate new ideas about the people who lived their and their way of life. This extensively illustrated volume commemorates the recent centennial of the first large-scale excavations at Pueblo Bonito, with leading experts writing on various aspects of the site, including its setting, construction sequence and labor requirements, possible astronomical orientations and related rituals, and burials. The book probes deeply for answers to these and other perplexing questions about Pueblo Bonito and its people.

Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, 1975-1979, Vol. 3

Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, 1975-1979, Vol. 3

Author: Frances Joan Mathien

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0332738000

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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Excerpt from Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, 1975-1979, Vol. 3: Part 2, Artifactual and Biological Analyses Hypothetical adobe impression, showing measurements taken (roughly the size of a real adobe impression). Cross section of a Zuni roof (from Mindeleff. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Chaco Revisited

Chaco Revisited

Author: Carrie C. Heitman

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816531608

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Bringing together both up-and-coming and well-known scholars of Chaco Canyon, Chaco Revisited provides readers with refreshing and updated analyses of research collected over the course of a century. Addressing age-old questions surrounding the canyon using new methods, contributors prove that Chaco Canyon was even more complex and fascinating than previously understood.

The American Southwest and Mesoamerica

The American Southwest and Mesoamerica

Author: Jonathon E. Ericson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489911490

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Regional approaches to the study of prehistoric exchange have generated much new knowledge about intergroup and regional interaction. The American South west and Mesoamerica: Systems of Prehistoric Exchange is the first of two volumes that seek to provide current information regarding regional exchange on a conti nental basis. From a theoretical perspective, these volumes provide important data for the comparative analysis of regional systems relative to sociopolitical organization from simple hunter-gatherers to those of complex sociopolitical entities like the state. Although individual regional exchange systems are unique for each region and time period, general patterns emerge relative to sOciopolitical organization. Of significant interest to us are the dynamic processes of change, stability, rate of growth, and collapse of regional exchange systems relative to sociopolitical complexity. These volumes provide basic data to further our under standing of prehistoric exchange systems. The volume presents our current state of knowledge about regional exchange systems in the American Southwest and Mesoamerica. Each chapter synthesizes the research findings of a number of other researchers in order to provide a synchronic view of regional interaction for a specific chronological period. A diachronic view is also prOvided for regional interaction in the context of the developments in regional SOciopolitical organization. Most authors go beyond description by proposing alternative models within which to understand regional interaction. The book is organized by geographical and chronological divisions to pro vide units of the broader mosaic of prehistoric exchange systems.

The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon

The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon

Author: Patricia L. Crown

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826356512

Category: History

Page: 344

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Chaco Canyon has one of the most significant concentrations of archaeological remains in North America. Pueblo Bonito, the largest and best known of Chaco’s great houses, was largely excavated in the late 1890s and early 1920s, but then no extensive excavations were conducted at the site until a team of archaeologists from the University of New Mexico began work there in 2004. In exploring the possible evidence of water-control features, archaeologists recovered some 200,000 artifacts. Here they use the artifacts and fauna they found to examine the lives and activities of the inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito as well as to further interpret current models of Chaco archaeology. The contributors particularly focus on questions regarding crafts production, long-distance exchange relationships, and evidence for feasting and other ritual behavior. The results from the 2004–2008 excavations challenge many interpretations related to the daily activities of the Pueblo Bonito population while supporting others.

Chaco's Northern Prodigies

Chaco's Northern Prodigies

Author: Paul F Reed

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 9780874809251

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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A timely synopsis of the archaeology of the Middle San Juan region bringing recent work at Salmon Ruins into the context of thirty-five years of research there.