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The Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
edited by Stephen H Lekson
University of Utah Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-87480-846-9 | eISBN: 978-1-60781-789-5 | Paper: 978-0-87480-948-0
Library of Congress Classification E99.C37A74 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 720.89974078982

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The structures of Chaco Canyon, built by native peoples between AD 850 and 1130, are among the most compelling ancient monuments on earth. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, these magnificent ruins are consistently featured in scholarly books and popular media. Yet, like Chaco itself, these buildings are anomalous in Southwestern archaeology and much debated.

In a century of study, our understanding and means of approaching these ruins have grown considerably. Important tree-ring dating, GIS research, and computer imaging point to the need for a new volume on Chaco architecture that unifies older information with the new.

The chapters in this volume focus on Chaco Great Houses and consider three overlapping themes: studies of technology and building types, analyses of architectural change, and readings of the built environment. To aid reconsideration there are over 150 maps, floor plans, elevations, and photos, including a number of color illustrations.


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