Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon

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New Mexico, northwestern corner. Here, amidst the greasewood bushes and clouds of dry, sandy soil, are the silent ruins of colossal mud and wooden houses, a mysterious remnant of an ancient civilization. In Chaco Canyon, readers learn about the discovery of these amazing structures and follow generations of archaeologists as they uncover the secrets of the canyon's past. A veritable early Native American detective story, the book includes numerous sidebars on archaeological techniques, timelines, related sites, photographs and illustrations of the sites and artifacts, and a fascinating interview with archaeologist Gwinn Vivian who grew up in the canyon. Series copy: Buried treasure, high adventure, lost civilizations--Join archaeologists as they dig for the past at exciting sites around the world. From the first excitement of the original find to the excavation and scientific breakthrough, these richly illustrated books team professional archaeologists with established science writers to bring the fascinating world of the archaeological process to life.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 47 pages
  • 213.36 x 256.54 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195142802
  • 9780195142808

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"Complete with maps, history charts, and information on related sites, the book has a clean, spacious format....Full-color pictures focus on the archeologists working rather than on the canyon itself....Interesting."--School Library Journalshow more

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