History & & Culture: Trade and High Quality Item

History & & Culture: Trade High Quality Item 89461964.jpg Another element that supports this is the existence of high-end goods imported via long-distance trade. There is another cultural advancement associated with the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, described below, which began around 1080 AD. Something exceptional has happened in the Mesa Verde area, which has actually not yet been fully understood by archaeologists, but has been the focus of research study for many years. We are beginning to see signs of the advancement of centers in what is now northern New Mexico, located at the southern end of Chaco Canyon in the Mesa Verde area of northern Arizona. We ducked behind the towering sandstone walls of the three-acre ruins of a big home, known as Pueblo Bonito, to escape the gusts. It was a structure rather than an outside plaza integrated in the late 17th and early 18th centuries at the southern end of Chaco Canyon, near what is now the city of Taos. Pueblo Bonito is one of the most widely explored cultural websites in the United States. The word Navajo, meaning "ancient" (or perhaps an ancient enemy), controlled the Southwest till the collapse of society in 1150, and there is little evidence of its existence in the Chaco Canyon today.

Chaco Canyon: The Amazing "Sun Dagger"

The loss of the sun dagger prompted the World Monuments Fund in 1996 to put Chaco Canyon, now referred to as the ChACO Culture National Historical Park, on the list of "most threatened monoliths. " The canyon is home to more than 1,000 historical sites and more than 1. 5 million artifacts, making it the biggest historical site of its kind in the United States today. The 9 big homes, the largest of which was 5 storeys high and occupied, could have accommodated approximately 10,000 people at a time. An interesting natural structure called Fajada Butte stands at the top of a steep hill and increases almost 120 meters above the desert floor in a remote section of ancient Anasazi area known as Chaco Canyon. On a narrow rocky outcrop on the hill is a sacred site of Native Americans called Sun Dagger, which countless years ago exposed the shifting seasons to ancient astronomers. Considering that the canyon was abandoned over 700 years ago for unknown factors, it has stayed hidden from the public.