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Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Selected resources

Benson, L., Cordell, L., Vincent, K., Taylor, H., Stein, J., Farmer, G.L., Futa, K, 2003, Ancient maize from Chacoan great houses: Where was it grown? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100 (22), p. 13111-13115.

Benson, L., Petersen, K., Stein, J., 2007, Anasazi (pre-Columbian Native-American) migrations during the middle-12th and late-13th centuries - Were they drought induced? Climatic Change,v. 83 no. 1-2, p. 187-213.

Benson, L., 2004, Sources of Ancient Maize Found in Chacoan Great Houses: USGS Fact Sheet 2004-3035, 4 p. Available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3035/.

English, N. B., Betancourt, J. L., Dean, J. S., Quade, J., 2001, Strontium isotopes reveal distant sources of architectural timber in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 98, Issue 21, p. 11891-11896.

Lekson, S. H., 2010, Ancient Chaco's new history: New Mexico Office of the State Historian website: Available online at: http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=21153.

Lekson, S. H., Sebastian, L., Van West, C., Vivian, R. G., and Hayward, E., 2005, A Chaco Timeline: Chaco Digital Archive: University of Virginia, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities: Available online at: http://www.chacoarchive.org/timeline.html.

Mathien, F. J., 2005, F. Chaco Digital Archive, Joan Mathien bibliography: University of Virginia, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities: http://www.chacoarchive.org/chaco_bibl_rev.htm.

Minnis, P. E., 1989, Prehistoric diet in the northern Southwest: Macroplant Remains from Four Corners feces: American Antiquity, v. 54, no. 3, p.s 543-563.

Molenaar, C. M., Cobban, W. A., Merewether,E. A., Pillmore, C. L., Wolfe, D. G., and Holbrook, J. M., 2002, Regional Stratigraphic Cross Sections of Cretaceous Rocks from East-central Arizona to the Oklahoma Panhandle: U. S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2382, 3 sheets. Available on-line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2002/mf-2382/.

Morgan, W. N., 1994, Ancient architecture of the Southwest: Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 301 p.

Mytton, J.W., and Schneider, G.B., 1987, Chaco Culture National Historic Park—Interpretive geology of the Chaco area, northwestern New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series, Map I-1777.

National Park Service, 2011, Collections: Chaco Culture National Historic Park website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/historyculture/collections.htm.

National Park Service, 2010, Nature and Science: Chaco Culture National Historic Park website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/naturescience/index.htm.

National Park Service, 2010b, A Brief History of Chaco Culture National Historic Park: Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure, 4 p. (website). Available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/brochures.

National Park Service, 2008, History and Culture: Chaco Culture National Historic Park website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/historyculture/index.htm.

National Park Service, 2006, Fossils from the Cretaceous Sea: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/upload/Fossils.pdf.

National Park Service, 2005, A Brief History of Chaco Culture National Historical Park [NPS Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure]: Available online at:http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/upload/Brief%20History.pdf.

National Park Service, 2005b, Subsistence: The Museum Collections of Chaco Culture National Historic Park: National Park Sevice Museum Management Program website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/chcu/index3.html.

National Park Service, 2005c, Technology: The Museum Collections of Chaco Culture National Historic Park: National Park Sevice Museum Management Program website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/chcu/index4.html.

National Park Service, 2005d, Trade: The Museum Collections of Chaco Culture National Historic Park: National Park Sevice Museum Management Program website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/chcu/index5.html.

National Park Service, 2004, Chaco Place Names [NPS Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure reproduced by the Western National Parks Association]: Available online at: http://www.wnpa.org/freepubs/CHCU/Chaco_place_names.pdf.

National Park Service, 2004b, Geology [NPS Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure]: Available online at:http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/geology.htm.

National Park Service, 2004c, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, the road system: [NPS Chaco Culture National Historic Park brochure]: Available online at
:http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/roads.htm.

National Park Service, [1998], Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Pueblo Bonito Trail Guide: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park pamphlet. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/pbguide.htm

National Park Service, [1998b], Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Chetro Ketl Site Guide: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park pamphlet. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/ckguide.htm

National Park Service, [1998c], Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Chaco Masonry: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/masonry.htm

National Park Service, [1998d], Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Guide to Pueblo del Arroyo: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park pamphlet. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archive/chcu/pdarroyo.htm

National Park Service, 1996, Chaco Canyon: Historical Aspects: New Mexico: Chaco Culture National Historic Park, World Heritage website. Available online at: http://www.nps.gov/history/worldheritage/chachist.htm


Ragsdale, J. W., Jr., 1996, The Rise and Fall of the Chacoan State: 64 UMKC Law Review, Issue 3, p. 485-545.

Sinclair, R. M., A. Sofaer, J. J. McCann, and J. J. McCann, Jr, 1978, Marking of Lunar Major Standstill at the Three-Slab Site on Fajada Butte: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society v. 19, p. 1043.

Sofaer, A., Zinser, V., and Sinclair, R. M., 1979, A unique solar marking construct: Science, v. 206, n. 4416, p. 283-291.

Strutin, M. and Huey, H. H., 1994, Chaco, A Cultural Legacy, Chaco Culture National Historic Park: Western National Parks Association, 65 p.

Stuart, D. E., 2000, Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, University of New Mexico Press, 239 p.

UNESCO World Heritage Convention: Chaco, [2011, 1987 inscription], http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/353.

Vivian, R. G. and Mathews, T. W., 1965, Kin Kletso: A Pueblo III Community in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Globe, Arizona: Southwestern Monuments Association, Technical Series, no. 6, part 1. 105 p.

Vivian, R. G. and Anderson, M., 2002, Chaco Canyon: Oxford University Press, 47 p.

Weimer, R. J. and Hoyt, J. H., 1964, Burrows of Callianassa major Say, geologic indicators of littoral and shallow neritic environments: Journal of Paleontology, v. 38, no. 4, p. 761-767.


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