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Chaco Canyon (N. M.)

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View Resource Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon Screenshot

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is a shallow, ten-mile canyon accessible only by washboard dirt roads. It is an area of tremendous cultural importance, as it was once the center of an elaborate system of buildings, roadways, and other construction. Intense building activity continued at the site until about AD 1150, and then it was quickly abandoned. Today, it is a...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/chaco/
View Resource Traditions of the Sun: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon is considered one of the most important National Historic Parks in the Southwestern United States and the full import of the area is only now being explored by researchers working in the area. This interactive site was developed through a rather collaborative process between NASA's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum and the National Park Service at Chaco Canyon, along with numerous...

http://www.traditionsofthesun.org/