In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma

In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma

by David Grant Noble, David M. Brugge, W. James Judge, John W. Kantner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618425

ISBN-13: 9781930618428

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the "Chaco Phenomenon" since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers. Key

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Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the "Chaco Phenomenon" since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers. Key topics include the rise of early great houses; the structure of agricultural life among the people of Chaco Canyon; their use of sacred geography and astronomy in organizing their spiritual cosmology; indigenous knowledge about Chaco from the perspective of Hopi, Tewa, and Navajo peoples; and the place of Chaco in the wider world of archaeology.

For more than a century archaeologists and others have pursued Chaco Canyon's many and elusive meanings. In Search of Chaco brings these explorations to a new generation of enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618428
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
A School for Advanced Research Popular Archaeology Book
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Chaco Canyon chronology
Chaco's golden century1
Puebloan farmers of the Chacoan world7
The rise of early Chacoan great houses14
Architecture : the central matter of Chaco Canyon22
Artifacts in Chaco : where they came from and what they mean32
Sidebar : Chaco's corn : where was it grown?38
Yupkoyvi : the Hopi story of Chaco Canyon41
A Pueblo woman's perspective on Chaco Canyon48
Tse Biyah 'Ani'iahi : Chaco Canyon and its place in Navajo history54
The Chaco Navajos61
Great-house communities and the Chaco world70
Chaco's sacred geography78
Sacred time in Chaco Canyon and beyond86
Understanding Chacoan society93
Chaco Canyon : a view from the outside100
The Mesa Verde region : Chaco's northern neighbor107
A century of archaeology in Chaco Canyon116
Key debates in Chacoan archaeology123

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