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Chaco Canyon Landscapes

Sunday, 04 October 2015


Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Pueblo Pintado

Pueblo Pintado is considered a 'Chacoan outlier' site sharing many traits with sites at Chaco yet located several miles from the park.


The Chaco people were skilled masons, evolving their techniques with the growth of their culture.

Ancient Lines

The skill of Chaco masons is demonstrated by symmetry and the test of time.

Milky Way II

The Lybrook Badlands, near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, provide the foreground for this telling night sky photo. Note the impact of light pollution from oil and gas production along the horizon.

Milky Way

A view of the Milky Way in northwestern New Mexico showcases the dark night skies of the Chaco Canyon region.

The Chaco Landscape

The high desert of northwestern New Mexico supported the Chaco Culture for over 300 years.


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