Water and Ancient Pueblo Peoples

The ancient peoples settled in the plateaus where there was plentiful water, such as in the Rio Grande Valley and the Pecos River Valley. In the American Southwest, there was a culture, generally referred to as the Anasazi, accountable for the development of the Rio Grande Valley and the Pecos River Valley. Later on, it covered the whole Colorado Plateau, consisting of the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and parts of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona. The idea of this culture is similar to the cliff residences scattered throughout the North American Southwest. The culture of the Anasazi, with their many cliffs and houses, and their presence in the Rio Grande Valley and in the Pecos River Valley, stimulate the culture of the Pueblo. The ruins inform the story of the people who lived in the region prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Although the architectural functions are remarkable, they are only a small part of a much bigger story about the culture of the Pueblo and its history.

Chaco Canyon: Pueblo Builders

Chaco was characterized by the construction of so-called "Excellent Homes," or Pueblo Bonito, or Terrific Houses.Chaco Canyon: Pueblo Builders 295424927.jpg The largest of them, the "Pueblos Bonitos," comprised six hundred and fifty rooms, and its building and construction needed making use of more than two million cubic feet of wood per square meter. The Chaco Anasazi constructed a landscape that stretched from the straight line of the arrow to the Chaco Canyon, with arrows and straight lines, a technical miracle achieved without a compass, wheel or pack animal. A roadway linked the canyon with 150 other large houses, including the ruins of the Aztecs and the ruins of the salmon. The Chaco became one of the most important cultural centers of the United States and the world with a population of more than 1. 5 million people.