Chaco Culture National Historical Park
|Chaco Culture National Historical Park|
|Location||San Juan County and McKinley County, New Mexico, US|
|Area||33,977.8 acres (137.50 km2)|
|Architectural style(s)||Ancient Puebloan|
|Visitors||39,175 (in 2011)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Chaco Culture National Historical Park|
|Official name: Chaco Culture|
|Designated||1987 (11th session)|
|State Party||United States|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Designated||October 15, 1966|
|Designated||March 11, 1907|
|Delisted||December 19, 1980|
|Designated by||President Theodore Roosevelt|
|Designated||December 19, 1980|
|Designated||May 21, 1971|
Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park. It is in New Mexico. This was a cultural center for the Ancestral Puebloan people. The site was active between 850 and 1250 CE. It is an important cultural site from a Pre-Columbian society. The sites were important for ceremonies. At the time, the sites included some of the largest buildings in America. Many of the buildings are connected to astronomy. Puebloan people most likely left the sites because of climate change. Today the Pueblo and Hopi people consider the site sacred. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
References[change | change source]
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Strutin, M. (1994), Chaco: A Cultural Legacy, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association (published June 1994), ISBN 978-1877856457,
photography by George H. H. Huey.
- Fagan, B. M. (2005), Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society, Oxford University Press (published May 1, 2005), ISBN 978-0195170436
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Chaco Culture". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2022-07-30.