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The Sun Dagger's Mystery In Chaco Canyon

The loss of the sun dagger triggered the World Monuments Fund in 1996 to put Chaco Canyon, now referred to as the ChACO Culture National Historic Park, on the list of "most threatened monoliths. " The canyon is house to more than 1,000 archaeological sites and more than 1. 5 million artifacts, making it the biggest historical site of its kind in the United States today. The 9 large homes, the largest of which was 5 storeys high and inhabited, might have accommodated as much as 10,000 individuals at a time. A fascinating natural structure called Fajada Butte stands at the top of a steep hill and increases almost 120 meters above the desert flooring in a remote section of ancient Anasazi territory called Chaco Canyon. On a narrow rocky outcrop on the hill is a spiritual website of Native Americans called Sun Dagger, which countless years ago exposed the shifting seasons to ancient astronomers. Given that the gorge was abandoned over 700 years ago for unidentified reasons, it has actually stayed concealed from the public.

Oil And Gas Development vs. The Chacoan Landscape

In northwestern New Mexico, a culture is fretted about how spiritual sites are threatened by attacks on oil and gas production. Chaco Canyon is one of the most crucial historical sites in the United States and includes ancient streets, neighborhoods, shrines and homes, consisting of the ancient Chacao Pueblo, the biggest of its kind in The United States and Canada. From 850 to 1250 AD, this splendid "Chaco landscape" was home to countless Puleos, according to the National forest Service.