Chaco Canyon (Site Name Keyword)
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In this project, the Leica C10 and Breuckmann SmartScanHE were used to document petroglyphs and the associated cliff face located on Petroglyph Trail between Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Leica Scanstation C10 scanner was used be to scan the lower cliff wall along the petroglyph trail (approximately 1 km long) at an average resolution of 0.5 – 3 cm. Moderate resolution data for the panels was also captured using a Leica C10 scanner at a resolution...
An Administrative History of the Chaco Project (1982)
This report describes development of the Chaco Project, a long-term program of archaeological and historical research centered on the cultural resources in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The text summarizes the goals and objectives of the program and how it came to be managed. The early years of the project are described, including information from interviews with some of the individuals who shaped the project. Also described are problems which later emerged as the program grew and changed. This...
Ancestors in Cosmologies (2010)
This article discusses the role of ancestors in New World cosmologies. Specifically, it gives examples of how ancestors mediate cosmologies through sensory experiences, things, and places. In Eastern North America, ancestors were engaged in posts, bundles, stars, mounds, and temples. In the American Southwest, “conceptual packages” of wind, water, and breath represented the cosmological force shared by humans, ancestors, and places. Mesoamericans transformed the dead into ancestors by...
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
High Resolution Documentation of Rock Art Panel 11 on Petroglyph Trail (2011)
A portion of Rock Art Panel 11 located along Petroglyph Trail was documented with the Breuckmann SmartScan HE. While there are numerous examples of rock art on the cliff wall that lines Petroglyph trail, this panel was chosen for documentation primarily because of ease of access to the panel and because of the quality and variety of figures and motifs present in the rock art. The panel is somewhat divided by a natural vertical ledge that passes through the middle of the motifs. Documentation...
A History of the Chaco Navajos (1980)
The prehistory of the Chaco country will always remain a sphere dominated by the anthropological approach, for no contemporary written records of the human occupation were ever made. Any attempt to discern what took place must be reconstructed from the campsites, ruins, potsherds, and legends that supply a cloudy picture of developments and events seemingly lost in the passage of centuries. Each new generation is able to bring new tools and concepts into play in our efforts to produce an account...
Notes on a radar survey at Chaco Canyon in 1974 (1974)
Survey by Roger Vickers (SRI).
A second radar survey at Chaco Canyon (1975)
Photographs of the radar that was applied to this survey.
Shaping Space: Built Space, Landscape, and Cosmology in Four Regions (2010)
In this article, the authors seek to understand cosmological expressions in architecture and the built landscape in Mesoamerica, Northern Mexico, the US Southwest, and the US Southeast.