Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799380

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 540

This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

Roadside Guide to Indian Ruins & Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: Westcliffe Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 7018

At archeological sites throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, the ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest have left a rich legacy built and etched in stone - places to witness sheer ingenuity and pay tribute to the roots of Native American culture. With color photographs, maps, and detailed entries, this handsome volume spotlights the most accessible, visitor-friendly sites to explore. Also included are suggested travel routes for those wishing to tour multiple sites.

Exploring Ancient Native America

An Archaeological Guide

Author: David Hurst Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415923590

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 2707

"With state-by-state listings, and more than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps, Exploring Ancient Native America is the most comprehensive guide to these important precontact and historic sites and brings these ancient advanced civilizations vividly to life."--BOOK JACKET.

Rock Art

The Meanings and Myths Behind Ancient Ruins in the Southwest and Beyond

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301708X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5039

The Definitive Guide to Ancient and Contemporary Rock Art! Rock Art explores the fascinating history of ancient human-made stone markings that have puzzled historians, archaeologists, and hikers alike for centuries. What is rock art, and who created these mysterious symbols, and why are so many pieces of artwork similar across disparate and long-forgotten cultures? How was rock art made—and, more importantly, why? These questions and more are addressed in this comprehensive guide, complete with full-color images and travel listings. Look inside to find: Prehistories and histories of the cultures who created these images and etchings. Detailed descriptions of the tools, techniques, and methods used to create rock art. Best practices and techniques for photographing these alluring rock images. Extensive list of rock art sites across the United States. Whether you’re fascinated by the wondrous ancient imagery imprinted on the landscape or just curious about the markings alongside your favorite hiking trail, Rock Art is the only guide you need to better understand this mysterious and beautiful art form.

Explorer's Guide The Four Corners Region: Where Colorado, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico Meet: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)

Author: Sara J. Benson

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157987X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9061

Explorer's Great Destinations puts the guide back into guidebook. This Explorer's Great Destinations guidebook focuses on the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest, including parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

Outdoors in the Southwest

An Adventure Anthology

Author: Andrew Gulliford

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806145544

Category: HISTORY

Page: 440

View: 5592

More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played. Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats. Essays explain the necessity of nature in the digital age, recount rafting adventures, and reflect on the psychological effects of expeditions. True-life cautionary tales tell of encounters with nearly disastrous flash floods, 900-foot falls, and lightning strikes. The final chapter describes the work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other exemplars of “wilderness tithing”—giving back to public lands through volunteering, stewardship, and eco-advocacy. Addressing the evolution of public land policy, the meaning of wilderness, and the importance of environmental protection, this collection serves as an intellectual guidebook not just for students but for travelers and anyone curious about the changing landscape of the West.

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Author: Trevor Cox

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239799

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3573

A professor of acoustic engineering provides a tour of the world's most amazing sound phenomena, including creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird.

In Search of the Old Ones

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127230

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5931

An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.

People of the Silence

Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466817844

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 2509

At its pinnacle in A.D. 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no equal in North America for almost eight hundred years. Yet even at this cultural zenith, the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselves.... On his deathbed, the Great Sun Chief learns a secret, a shame so vile to him that even at the brink of eternity he cannot let it pass: In a village far to the north is a fifteen-summers-old girl who must be found. Though he knows neither her name nor her face, the Great Sun decrees that the girl must at all costs be killed. Fleeing for her life as her village lies in ruins, young Cornsilk is befriended by Poor Singer, a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas. Together, they undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity. But time is running out for them all--a desperate killer stalks them, one who is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in People of the Silence and other volumes in the magnicent North America's Forgotten Past series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Colorado Journey Guide

A Driving & Hiking Guide to Ruins, Rock Art, Fossils & Formations

Author: Jon Kramer,Julie Martinez

Publisher: Adventure Journey Guides

ISBN: 9781591932086

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 8600

" ... guide to Colorado's majestic mountains, ancient ruins, secret canyons, hidden waterfalls and exotic places. Jon's rating system: the author's "star" scale for significance in archeology, geology and paleontology"--Page 4 of cover.

Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Guy E. Gibbon,Kenneth M. Ames

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815307259

Category: History

Page: 941

View: 6306

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Guide to the Archaeology Parks of the Upper Midwest

Author: Deborah Morse-Kahn

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1461712025

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4541

The archaeology enthusiast will find this versatile guide contains treasure trove of information. A generous collection of black and white photos are scattered throughout this handy book, along with detailed maps, lodging and dining suggestions, and a broad listing of additional local points of interest. The volume's brief introductory chapters offer an overview of the archaeology of the Upper Midwest and explore the symbols and meanings of intricate rock art and effigy mounds. Eighty-five dedicated archaeology parks exist in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and northern Illinois. Wisconsin alone contains sixty-three of these outstanding parks. From Effigy National Monument in Iowa to the privately held Henschel Mounds in Wisconsin, this magnitude of managed sites is exceeded only by the abundance of archaeology sites found in the American Southwest.

Hiking the Southwest's Canyon Country

Author: Sandra Hinchman

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898869491

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

View: 5500

The beautiful landscape of the Four Corners Region and other Natural Monument areas come to life through an indispensable hiking guide covering trails suited for all skill levels, complete with maps, itineraries, and color photos. Original.

Arizona, Journey Guide

A Driving & Hiking Guide to Ruins, Rock Art, Fossils & Formations

Author: Jon Kramer,Julie Martinez,Vernon Morris

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591931409

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 8741

Guide to Arizona's ancient ruins, secret canyons, hidden waterfalls, petroglyphs and exotic places. Includes a rating system for significance in archeology, geology and paleontology.

Sandstone Spine

Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594852381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5237

* A cultural pilgrimage as well as an athletic one * Story blends personal adventure, middle-aged angst, the beauty of a landscape, history of exploration, and mysteries of the rise and fall of an ancient culture * By a critically acclaimed travel and adventure writer also famous for his exploits in Alaska's mountains * Includes photos by Greg Child of the landscape, Anasazi and Navajo ruins and rock art On September 1, 2004, three middle-aged buddies set out on one of the last geographic challenges never before attempted in North America: to hike the Comb Ridge in one continuous push. The Comb is an upthrust ridge of sandstone-virtually a mini-mountain range-that stretches almost unbroken for a hundred miles from just east of Kayenta, Arizona, to some ten miles west of Blanding, Utah. To hike the Comb is to run a gauntlet of up-and-down severities, with the precipice lurking on one hand, the fiendishly convoluted bedrock slab on the other-always at a sideways, ankle-wrenching pitch. There is not a single mile of established trail in the Comb's hundred-mile reach. The friends were David Roberts, writer, adventurer, famed mountaineer of decades past, at age 61 the graybeard of the bunch; Greg Child, renowned mountaineer and rock climber, age 47; and Vaughn Hadenfeldt, a wilderness guide intimately acquainted with the canyonlands, age 53. They came to the Comb not only for the physical challenge, but to seek out seldom-visited ruins and rock art of the mysterious Anasazi culture. Each brought his own emotions on the journey; the Comb Ridge would test their friendship in ways they had never before experienced. Searching for the stray arrowhead half-smothered in the sand or for the faint markings on a far sandstone boulder that betokened a little-known rock art panel, becomes a competitive sport for the three friends. Along the way, they ponder the mystery, bringing the accounts of early and modern explorers and archaeologists to bear: Who were the vanished Indians who built these inaccessible cliff dwellings and pueblos, often hidden from view? Of whom were they afraid and why? What caused them to suddenly abandon their settlements around 1300 AD? What meaning can be ascribed to their phantasmagoric rock art? What was their relationship to the Navajo, who were convinced the Anasazi had magical powers and could fly?