Chaco: A Cultural Legacy


For six centuries, huge prehistoric buildings lay undisturbed, buried under wind-blown sand in a remote canyon in northwestern New Mexico. Now partially uncovered, these monumental public buildings, called "great houses," stand against the sheer north walls of Chaco Canyon, their red and ocher sandstone blocks rising four and five stories high, massive and impressive even by today's standards. Chaco was the home of many indigenous southwestern peoples, and the center of a far-reaching culture between CE 850 and 1250. These people fashioned an ancient urban ceremonial center that dominated the region for three centuries.

Chaco: A Cultural Legacy explores all aspects of this historic region, including the people, cultures, activities, and architecture. Explore this fascinating history!

  • by Michal Strutin
  • Paperback
  • Trim Size- 10 1/2" x 8 5/8"
  • ISBN- 9781877856457
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