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The Anasazi Sun Dagger on Fajada Butte

In the middle of ancient Anasazi - called Chaco Canyon - increases an imposing natural structure called Fajada Butte. On a narrow rocky outcrop at the top of this mountain is a sacred site of the native people, which received the name "Sun Dagger" and exposed the shifting seasons to the astronomers of An asanasazi thousands of years ago. Although the gorge was abandoned more than 700 years ago for unknown factors, the secrets of the dagger remain concealed to just a few. It inconspicuously marked the course of the seasons for many centuries, but lasted only 10 years prior to its discovery and was lost forever.Chaco Canyon Research Study Stephen H. Lekson 79954298303556.jpg

Chaco Canyon Research Study by Stephen H. Lekson

Today, 3 locations are thought about culturally important and can be gone to under the protection of the National forest Service: the ruins of the Chaco Canyon, the San Juan River Valley and the Pueblo of San Pedro. He finished from the University of New Mexico in 1988 and has actually held research, board and administrative positions at the National forest Service, the Smithsonian Organization and New York University. He is presently director of the Chaco Canyon Archaeological Proving Ground at New Hampshire University and among the couple of to have been able to study the prehistoric Anasazi. The AAS - DFC conferences happen every 2nd Wednesday of the month from September to Might. The Christmas party in December is totally free for the general public to go to. There will be drinks until 7 p.m. , and the meeting will start and end at 7: 30 p.m. with a reception in the AAS - DFC meeting room. Neitzel wrote that the total desertion of the 13th century was marked by the ending and closing of routines, consisting of widespread cremation.

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