The Great Houses of Chaco.

John Martin Campbell.

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First Edition; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. 150pp. Photography by John Martin Campbell. Contributions by Thomas C. Windes, David E. Stuart, and Katherine Kallestad. Hardback with DJ. Chaco Canyon, in far northwest New Mexico, was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 900 and 1250. It is believed two thousand to six thousand people lived, annually, in about one hundred settlements scattered in and around the Canyon. The altitude (the canyon floor is sixty-two hundred feet above sea level) and the arid, desolate setting resulted in unique architecture and living styles. Puebloan masons used local sandstone and adobe mortar to build great houses consisting of fifty to seven hundred rooms. In The Great Houses of Chaco, Jack Campbell's elegant black and white photos explore the intricate structures that have come to define Chaco. David Stuart and Thomas Windes provide essays that place the photographs into historic contexts, and Katherine Kallestad has written captions that explain the images themselves. Together, they detail Chacoan culture and the magnificent ruins that are the primary source of our knowledge about the ancestral people of this region.For an inside glimpse of Chaco Canyon, whether you've visited the site or not, this book offers an unparalleled tour. In 2003 photographer and anthropologist John Martin Campbell was asked to take photos of the ancient community. This book is a result of that project. Three Chacoan experts contribute overviews of history and text alongside the black-and-white photos making the book a fine portrayal of this early Southwestern culture. The rugged, dry country of the high plateaus in the northwestern part of New Mexico is harsh and seemingly uninhabitable. Yet in 400 AD people settled here, establishing a culture that lasted another 700 years. A Mexican military expedition first discovered the ruins in 1823 and the site has remained a mystery ever since. Why did people settle here, how many were there, what kind of lives did they have and finally, why did they leave? Though speculation continues to stir debate there's no disagreement that the inhabitants thrived in a complex, industrious society. The architecture alone contributes to the unwavering fascination with Chaco Canyon. The height and symmetry of dry stacked stone walls are spellbinding; the recovered pottery reveals a refined aesthetic; and this book brings the inside story compellingly up close. Bookseller Inventory #

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Chaco Canyon, in far northwest New Mexico, was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 900 and 1250. It is believed two thousand to six thousand people lived, annually, in about one hundred settlements scattered in and around the Canyon.

The altitude (the canyon floor is sixty-two hundred feet above sea level) and the arid, desolate setting resulted in unique architecture and living styles. Puebloan masons used local sandstone and adobe mortar to build great houses consisting of fifty to seven hundred rooms.

In The Great Houses of Chaco, Jack Campbell's elegant black and white photos explore the intricate structures that have come to define Chaco. David Stuart and Thomas Windes provide essays that place the photographs into historic contexts, and Katherine Kallestad has written captions that explain the images themselves. Together, they detail Chacoan culture and the magnificent ruins that are the primary source of our knowledge about the ancestral people of this region.

From the Inside Flap: Campbell's elegant photographs explore the major structures built by the early Puebloan peoples of present-day northwestern New Mexico.

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Title: The Great Houses of Chaco.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition; First Printing indicated.

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