Exploring Ancient Chaco Canyon's History

Pueblo Bonito, the biggest archaeological site, covers about 2 hectares and has about 800 rooms set up in a D-shaped building. Built in stages from 850 AD to 1150 AD, it rose four or five floorings and most likely housed 1,200 people. In 1907, this separated desert area became a historic national park with over 2,000 hectares of archaeological sites and a number of historical sites. The center of the ancient world, Pueblo Bonito, is a should see for visitors, however the piece de resistance of the park are the interesting sandstone homes. The area saw a desert - like the environment in the very first half of the 11th century BC due to environment modification. Environment modification is thought to have actually caused the Chacoans to emigrate and ultimately desert these canyons, beginning with a 50-year dry spell that began in 1130. The cultural websites of Chacoan are fragile and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the sparsely inhabited Four Corners area of New Mexico. Concerns about erosion by travelers have actually led to Fajada Butte being closed to the general public.Journey Around 'Ancestral Circle': Exploring Southwest History 2157389033531959.jpg

A Journey Around 'Ancestral Circle': Exploring Southwest History

The Pueblo Pintado is set down on a somewhat sloping hill that is clearly noticeable from the highway and has an L-shaped "L" shape with the "P" in the middle and a "R" in the middle. President Theodore Roosevelt acknowledged the tempting ruins in 1907 when he declared the Chaco Canyon a nationwide monolith. In the 1980s, the limits of nationwide monuments were extended and the monument became the "Chaco Culture National Historical Park. " UNESCO has stated the Chaco Canyon a World Heritage Site due to its skillfully constructed and built roadways and the influence of the Chacos culture on the history and culture of New Mexico. Today, the Chaco Culture National Historic Park maintains more than 3,000 acres of the ruins of Chacos and other ancient websites in New Mexico. Founded in 1907 as the Chaco Canyon National Monument, the park inhabits part of the canyon, which consists of a canyon sculpted by the "Chaco Gallo" wave. In the 1980s it was renamed and stated a UNESCO World Heritage Website in 1987.