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In Search Of The Old Ones
     

In Search Of The Old Ones

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by David Roberts
 

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An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi.

David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the author, I love visiting ancient ruins in the Southwest, but because of Mr. Roberts' climbing skills, the reader learns more about what it is like to travel to remote and more pristine ruins that most of us only dream about. The site descriptions are detailed and informative, but most of all this book teaches respect for visiting ruins and appreciation of the Anasazi's skills in using the terrain to their best advantage. Wonderful reading!
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This might be Roberts best. THAT would say a lot! It moves along at a good pace. His descriptions of the landscapes put the reader there (if that is possible). Framing and understanding unsolved historic mystery is tough to do but taking it in as adventure makes it come to life. It is a great read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Even those with just a casual interest in the Anasazi would like this book. I felt as though I were along on Mr. Roberts travels -- he has done what I can only dream of doing! I enjoyed the mix of learning about history, archeology, and culture, while simply enjoying following along on an adventure.