The Chaco Road System - Southwestern America's Ancient Roads

The heart of Chaco Canyon depends on the intermittent "Chaco Wash," which runs east - southeast to west - northwest along the San Juan River and after that north to south through the canyon. The north side of the canyon consists of towering sandstone cliffs topped by broad, slippery balconies. The south side is less remarkable, but the scale of the Chaco world is even higher, extending as far as the San Juan River and the Rio Grande Valley.Chaco Road System - Southwestern America's Ancient Roads 1853532129.jpg Big houses are located on the north and south sides along with on the east and west sides. The 2,500-square-kilometer research study area is located between the San Juan River and the Rio Grande Valley in the southern part of the Chaco Canyon region.

Protections For New Mexico's Chaco Canyon Forthcoming

In northwestern New Mexico, a culture is stressed over how spiritual sites are threatened by attacks on oil and gas production. Chaco Canyon is one of the most important historical sites in the United States and includes ancient streets, neighborhoods, shrines and houses, consisting of the ancient Chacao Pueblo, the biggest of its kind in The United States and Canada.Protections New Mexico's Chaco Canyon Forthcoming 12179034250886660.jpg From 850 to 1250 AD, this splendid "Chaco landscape" was home to thousands of Puleos, according to the National forest Service.