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
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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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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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.

Die Spur der Götter


Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404641499
Category: History
Page: 608
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Lange vor unserer Zeitrechnung gab es bereits eine andere, technisch fortschrittliche Kultur. Zu diesem Schluß kommt Graham Hancock nach dem eingehenden Studium von Karten aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, die zum Teil vermutlich auf noch älterenExemplaren basieren und auf denen der Küstenverlauf der seit Jahrtausenden mit einer dicken Eisschicht bedeckten Antarktis genau eingezeichnet ist.Wie kamen die damaligen Kartographen zu ihren Kenntnissen über eine Landmasse, die sich erstheutzutage mit den modernsten Geräten erforschen läßt? Ist es möglich, daß durch eine Verschiebung der Erdkruste Landmassen unter Wasser gesetzt wurden und damit eine hochentwickelte Zivilisation vernichtet wurde?Graham Hancock machte sichauf den Weg, diesen Fragen und ungeklärten Rätseln nachzuspüren, um überall auf der Welt Beweise zu finden, die seine Theorie stützen.

Exploring Ancient Native America

An Archaeological Guide
Author: David Thomas Hurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136785906
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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
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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
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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.

Das verlorene Labyrinth


Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426417081
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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Bei Ausgrabungen in einer Höhle des Languedoc entdeckt Alice Tanner zwei Skelette und eine labyrinthische Wandmalerei. Der Hauch des Bösen, den sie an dieser Stätte spürt, weckt dunkle Vorahnungen in ihr. Als sich die Polizei einschaltet, verstärkt sich Alices Gefühl, dass an dem rätselhaften Ort etwas geschehen ist, das im Verborgenen hätte bleiben sollen. Etwas, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht ... Achthundert Jahre zuvor erhält die junge Alaïs am selben Ort ein Buch mit fremdartigen Zeichen, deren schicksalhafte Bedeutung sie kennt. Sie weiß, dass sie das Geheimnis des Buches hüten muss – um jeden Preis. Verlust, Intrige, Gewalt und Leidenschaft prägen fortan das Leben beider Frauen. Und immer wieder werden ihrer beider Schicksale durch das Labyrinth auf geheimnisvolle Weise miteinander verknüpft ...

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
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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
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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
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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
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" ... 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.

Hiking the Southwest's Canyon Country


Author: Sandra Hinchman
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898869491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 286
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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
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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.

Gilf Kebir National Park


Author: Alberto Siliotti
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9788887177848
Category: Nature
Page: 48
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In the far southwestern corner of Egypt lies one of the most fascinating and least known regions of the Sahara Desert, declared a National Park by the Egyptian government in 2007 for its great archaeological and natural-historical heritage. The Gilf Kebir, a broad massif twice the size of Corsica, and Gebel Uweinat, a 2,000-meter inselberg, were discovered only in the 1920s, and explored in the decades following, but today an increasing number of visitors are able to reach this unique area on long desert expeditions and experience for themselves the special geology and ecology of the place and the extraordinary rock paintings from Neolithic times. Now, in lucid text and colorful photographs, drawings, maps, and satellite images, Alberto Siliotti guides the intrepid visitor to the features of the National park, with notes on what to take on such a long desert trip and what not to leave behind.

A Guide to the Archaeology Parks of the Upper Midwest


Author: Deborah Morse-Kahn
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461712025
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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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.

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
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* 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?