Tag Archives: New Mexico

New Mexico calling

Update: 10 July 2015 There comes a time when we realize we have wandered down some side trail other than the path we had intended to travel. And such it was. For the past ten years I have been the … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – some Great Houses

The Chaco Phenomenon was an instance of a rapid jump in culture. Huge three-and four-story houses built with exquisite stonework, and containing hundreds of rooms were built by people that only a short time prior were living in underground pit … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – Masonry

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves one of America’s richest and most fascinating cultural and historic areas. Local resources I had been to Chaco Canyon on a memorable excursion 15 years ago. I was able to revisit there the summer … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – Archeoastronomy

Archeoastronomy is the study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations. The meanings of the sky vary from culture to culture. The sun, moon and stars above  mattered to our ancient ancestors. The … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – the begining

I am drawn to ruins. In July of this year I spent time in Chaco Canyon, at a cluster of archeological sites left by the Anasazi (the Ancient Ones) over a thousand years ago. Chaco Canyon was a place of … Continue reading

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Cottage industries support community

  How can rural communities  advance the common goal of economic stability, healthy living and environmental stewardship? Food, clothing and shelter are the necessities of human survival. These industries and the transportation of these goods also have the largest impact … Continue reading

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