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View Diary: The Dkos Tour Series: Chaco Canyon, Part 1 of 2 (36 comments)

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  •  And thank you. . . (6+ / 0-)

    and both are also my favorite. What do you also know about Sand Canyon on the Canyons of the Ancients property, close to Cortez? That place is just as amazing, as is Hovenweep and so many other archeological sites. Of course, Chaco, like Mesa Verde, are the top guns of all ruins. Did you also know there is a tribal (clan) connection with the Mesa Verdeans and the Scarlet Clan that likely were the main tenants of Chaco? Well, more about that stuff in a future diary (or diaries) I"ll prepare, and solely based on the Ancestral Puebloan culture who thrived on the Colorado Plateau for well over a thousand years (and whose ancestors, the Puebloans, still live in parts of this territory, that is, the ones who stayed behind (the Hopi and Acoma people) after the great diaspora of the late 13th Century. Anyway, I digress. As usual. Thanks for posting your comment, Ishmaelbychoice. (And is this the same Ishmael of the famous book by this title, written by a friend of mine, Daniel Quinn?)

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:58:26 AM PST

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    •  There's a book (1+ / 0-)
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      called "Ancient Ruins of the Southwest" by David Noble that I used to to visit as many of the ruins of the 4 Corners area as I could. Because visitors are limited to 20 per day at the Navajo National Monument that experience is one not to be missed.
      Thanks for a great piece on Chaco it truly is magical.

      If peace is to prevail we all have to become foes of violence.

      by spacejam on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:10:46 AM PST

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