Ground Survey Evidence for a Regional East to West Chacoan Road Passing through the Southern San Juan Basin New Mexico and across the Chuska Mountains into Arizona
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Ongoing large scale archaeological ground surveys are being conducted primarily in the southern San Juan Basin of New Mexico to determine if regional Chacoan Roads connect various great house outliers there. These surveys identified a series of linear sherd scatters following an east to west trend between the Standing Rock Great House Community and the Peach Springs Great House Community. Following this discovery, a series of north to south survey transects were conducted and confirmed that linear sherd scatters define a Chacoan Road crossing the southern basin and extending into the Chuska Mountains. Additional surveys conducted in Arizona indicate that this road crosses the Chuska Mountains and extends into Arizona at least as far west as the Second Mesa in the Hopi Nation.
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Ground Survey Evidence for a Regional East to West Chacoan Road Passing through the Southern San Juan Basin New Mexico and across the Chuska Mountains into Arizona. Stephen Janes, Michael Cloud. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449442)
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Abstract Id(s): 22781