Chaco Canyon: Incredible Astronomical Ruins: The Sun Dagger

In the middle of ancient Anasazi - called Chaco Canyon - increases an enforcing natural structure called Fajada Butte. On a narrow rocky outcrop at the top of this mountain is a spiritual website of the indigenous people, which received the name "Sun Dagger" and exposed the shifting seasons to the astronomers of An asanasazi thousands of years earlier. Although the canyon was deserted more than 700 years ago for unidentified reasons, the secrets of the dagger remain covert to just a few. It discreetly marked the course of the seasons for numerous centuries, however lasted only 10 years before its discovery and was lost permanently.

The World Of Native North American Indians

World Native North American Indians 86953326342.jpg Pueblo Bonito is one of the most extensively explored cultural websites in the Chaco Canyon Anasazi region of Mexico. The structures of the Chaco Canyon were at the center of the "Chacoan world," as they were prepared and built by the ancestors Puebloan and Anasazi in phases from 850 to 1150 ADVERTISEMENT. There are reports that a few thousand Asazi Indians formed a political, religious, and economic empire that incorporated much of Mexico and extended as far as Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The empire ultimately included a larger part of what is now the Southwest, including Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Utah, along with the Colorado River Valley. Today, however, the Chaco Canyon is more important than its spectacular ruins; in New Mexico, it includes a more comprehensive cultural development described listed below. The canyon, now called the Chaco Culture National Historic Park, is home to the largest preserved stone houses, rock paintings and pictograms in the United States. The Terrific Houses are still there, as are the ruins of the Great Home, the Grand Canyon, and other ancient structures such as a temple, amphitheater, church, and museum.