Pueblo Bonito: Center of the Chacoan World

Pueblo Bonito: Center of the Chacoan World

by Jill E. Neitzel, Je Neitzel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588341313

ISBN-13: 9781588341310

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588341310
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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