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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

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An examination of the prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, which functioned as a complex ceremonial center, harmonized by extraordinary astronomical alignments of buildings and roads, and elegant light and shadow markings.
Online
2017; 1999
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The Sun Dagger

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Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Describes the complex workings of the calendar and the culture of the Indians who built it.
Online
2017; 1982
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The Chaco Legacy [electronic resource]

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Examines archaeological theories about the rise and fall of Chacoan culture, which had a high level of technical development and flourished over 900 years ago in the area of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Shows their extensive water control system, the large network of roads they constructed and several mammoth structures they built. Includes a history of the different excavation projects.
Online
2005; 1980
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Digging for the Truth: Mystery of the Anasazi

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The people who became known as the Anasazi began to farm the Four Corners Region as early as 1 A.D. For most of their history, they lived in small, scattered villages on the mesas and in the valleys. But in the middle of the 13th century, something happened. They began to cluster together and built high walls around their homes, or lived precariously on the cliff-sides. Then, a few decades later, they abandoned these homes, leaving behind most of their possessions, as if they intended to return. Instead, they disappeared from history. What happened? Did drought drive them away? Invading tribes? There is compelling evidence that the Anasazi might have had to turn to warfare and even cannibalism. Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, Josh Bernstein f [...]
Online
2005
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Connections Across Land [electronic resource]

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Shows that land-based trade routes were conduits of commerce and culture. Traces the transmission of commodities, religions, diseases and people along the Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan gold roads and the Meso-American turquoise roads. Concludes with Jerry H. Bentley's views of the destructive forces of major trade routes and their effects on the connected societies.
Online
2004
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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

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Examines the enigmas presented by the prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. Tells that between 850 and 1150 AD, the Chacoan people constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region, and uses aerial and time lapse footage and computer modeling to show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented and located these buildings in relation to the sun and moon. Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Chacoan people, also speak of the significance of Chaco to the Pueblo world today.
DVD
2003; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Sun Dagger

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Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Describes the complex workings of the calendar and the culture of the Indians who built it.
VHS
1983; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The Chaco Legacy

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Examines the inhabitants of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico and their high level of technical development achieved over 900 years ago. Shows their extensive water control system, the large network of roads they constructed and several mammoth structures they built. Includes a history of the different excavation projects.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
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Odyssey: The Chaco Legacy [electronic resource]

Travel back 900 years to uncover the puzzling sophistication and technological genius of the Chaco Canyon inhabitants. How did this civilization build complex and comprehensive projects such as a network of roads connecting 70 outlying communities? Anthropologists believe the Chaco civilization was an ingenious technological society that subsequently collapsed because of the gradual depletion of its resource bases.
Online
1980