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Chaco Canyon

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Canyon, petroglyphs and ruins]
[3 : Pueblo Bonito]
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Set in an isolated high-desert environment accessible only through unpaved roads, Chaco Canyon is the site of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, preserving the most outstanding concentration of ancient pueblos in the American Southwest. Between 850 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was home to a city of complex layout that was a major political, trading and ceremonial hub for the region. The best preserved complex in Chaco Canyon is Pueblo Bonito, a "Great House" four stories tall that incorporated 700 rooms and kivas of large size, built with well-crafted masonery. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, together with some smaller Chaco sites, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Approach to Chaco Canyon. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Rim cliffs and clouds. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Chaco wash in the spring. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Canyon walls with petroglyphs. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Pictographs. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Rock graphics of a man. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Cliff and clouds. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Chetro Ketl and cliffs. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Man overlooking Chetro Ketl. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Ancient pueblo complex layout seen from above. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Tourists inspecting the complex room arrangement of Pueblo Bonito. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Pueblo Bonito, early morning. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Ancient pueblo. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Sky seen from masonery wall windows. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Aligned doorways. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Chaco doorways. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Rooms and kivas, Pueblo Bonito. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Last light on ruined walls, Pueblo Bonito. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Great Kiva and cliff at sunset, Pueblo Bonito. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color) Star trails over Fajada Butte. Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico, USA ( color)
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