Chaco Canyon


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Cha·co Canyon

 (chä′kō)
A canyon in northwest New Mexico containing a group of Ancestral Puebloan settlements. The large complexes, such as Pueblo Bonito, were built c. 860-1150.
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Upper elementary and middle school students may become caught up in this story of Chaco Canyon and the people who thrived there for at least 300 years.
Kokopelli's Thunder: Fall of the Anasazi is set in 1938 in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, where Zed Moonhawk is helping to train Civilian Conservation Corpsmen to excavate and restore the Anasazi ruins.
For example, Native American solar alignments and how they potentially correlate with monuments such as the Great Houses and Great Kivas of Chaco Canyon are discussed.
Whether it's the cultural artifacts in Chaco Canyon, the endangered California condor habitat in the Los Padres forest, or the drinking water of the people in our nation's capital, all of these places are simply too wild to drill.
The exhibit offers work shot by the Eugene photographer while exploring the ruins of Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.
Based on a symposium held in 2007 at the Amerind Foundation, this volume treats the first-millennium roots of second-millennium Native American communities such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.
Filled with mystery, murder, mayhem, and of course, many love affairs, the story takes place in the majestic landscape of the Land of Enchantment--from Chaco Canyon, to the Sandia Mountains, to Bernalillo County and the fictitious nearby town of "Valtura.
period caused Anazazi and other pre-historic cultures to abandon their pueblo locations in areas such as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, and others to relocate their pueblos to further east locations such as Zuni Pueblo, the Hopi Mesas and the various pueblo settlements that exist along the Rio Grande Valley today.
It was a treat to see the beautiful canyons and ancient dwellings in the Chaco Canyon area, and the article on the opportunities and struggles that women face was an especially important reminder of the work yet to be accomplished for the rights of individuals.
Located in the University District of Seattle, Chaco Canyon is Washington State's first certified organic vegetarian restaurant.
Kokino Observatory proudly takes the forth place on the Ancient Observatory Sites' list:1)Abu Simbel, Egypt; 2) Stonehenge, Great Britain; 3) Angkor Wat, Cambodia; 4) Kokino Observatory, Macedonia; 5) Goeck, Germany; 6) Big Horn Medicine Wheel, Mont; 7) Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; 8) Chichen Itza, Mexico; 9) Machu Picchu, Peru; 10) Hovenweep Castle, Utah; 11) New Grange, Ireland; 12) Templo Major, Mexico; 13) Armenian Stonehenge, Aremenia; 14) Luoyang Observatory, China; 15) Masuda Iwafune, China.
culminating in a city in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, that until the nineteenth century contained the largest buildings in the Americas, now uncovered from centuries of drifting sands.