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Since the mid-1970s, government agencies, scholars, tribes, and private industries have attempted to navigate potential conflicts involving energy development, Chacoan archaeological study, and preservation across the San Juan Basin. The Greater Chaco Landscape examines both the imminent threat posed by energy extraction and new ways of understanding Chaco Canyon⁠ and Chaco-era great houses and associated communities from southeast Utah to west-central New Mexico in the context of landscape archaeology.
 
Contributors analyze many different dimensions of the Chacoan landscape and present the most effective, innovative, and respectful means of studying them, focusing on the significance of thousand-year-old farming practices; connections between early great houses outside the canyon and the rise of power inside it; changes to Chaco’s roads over time as observed in aerial imagery; rock art throughout the greater Chaco area; respectful methods of examining shrines, crescents, herraduras, stone circles, cairns, and other landscape features in collaboration with Indigenous colleagues; sensory experiences of ancient Chacoans via study of the sightlines and soundscapes of several outlier communities; and current legal, technical, and administrative challenges and options concerning preservation of the landscape.
 
An unusually innovative and timely volume that will be available both in print and online, with the online edition incorporating video chapters presented by Acoma, Diné, Zuni, and Hopi cultural experts filmed on location in Chaco Canyon, The Greater Chaco Landscape is a creative collaboration with Native voices that will be a case study for archaeologists and others working on heritage management issues across the globe. It will be of interest to archaeologists specializing in Chaco and the Southwest, interested in remote sensing and geophysical landscape-level investigations, and working on landscape preservation and phenomenological investigations such as viewscapes and soundscapes.
 
Contributors: R. Kyle Bocinsky, G. B. Cornucopia, Timothy de Smet, Sean Field, Richard A. Friedman, Dennis Gilpin, Presley Haskie, Tristan Joe, Stephen H. Lekson, Thomas Lincoln, Michael P. Marshall, Terrance Outah, Georgiana Pongyesva, Curtis Quam, Paul F. Reed, Octavius Seowtewa, Anna Sofaer, Julian Thomas, William B. Tsosie Jr., Phillip Tuwaletstiwa, Ernest M. Vallo Jr., Carla R. Van West, Ronald Wadsworth, Robert S. Weiner, Thomas C. Windes, Denise Yazzie, Eurick Yazzie
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Figures, Videos, and Tables
  2. pp. xi-xxii
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  1. I. Introduction and History
  1. 1. The Greater Chaco Landscape Volume
  2. Ruth M. Van Dyke and Carrie C. Heitman
  3. pp. 5-16
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  1. 2. Chaco Landscapes: A Personal Account
  2. Stephen H. Lekson
  3. pp. 17-38
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  1. II. Understudied Landscape Dimensions
  1. 3. Landscapes, Horticulture, and the Early Chacoan Bonito Phase
  2. Thomas C. Windes and Carla R. Van West
  3. pp. 41-92
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  1. 4. Linear Cultural Alignments in the Western San Juan Basin (video only)
  2. Phillip Tuwaletstiwa and Michael P. Marshall
  3. pp. 93-94
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  1. 5. Rock Art in the Chaco Landscape
  2. Dennis Gilpin
  3. pp. 95-134
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  1. 6. Enigmatic Rock Features: Shrines, Herraduras, Stone Circles, and Cairns on the Greater Chaco Landscape
  2. Ruth M. Van Dyke
  3. pp. 135-180
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  1. III. Indigenous Perspectives
  1. 7. Acoma (Haaku) Perspectives (video only)
  2. Ernest M. Vallo Jr.
  3. p. 183
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  1. 8. Diné (Navajo) Perspectives (video only)
  2. William B. Tsosie Jr., with Denise Yazzie, Eurick Yazzie, and Tristan Joe
  3. pp. 184-185
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  1. 9. Hopi Perspectives (video only)
  2. Terrance Outah, Georgiana Pongyesva, and Ronald Wadsworth
  3. pp. 186-187
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  1. 10. A:shiwi (Zuni) Perspectives (video only)
  2. Octavius Seowtewa, Curtis Quam, and Presley Haskie
  3. pp. 188-190
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  1. IV. Experiencing the Landscape
  1. 11. Viewscapes and Soundscapes
  2. Ruth M. Van Dyke, Timothy De Smet, and R. Kyle Bocinsky
  3. pp. 193-223
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  1. 12. Night Skies (video only)
  2. G. B. Cornucopia
  3. pp. 224-226
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  1. V. Geospatial Investigations and Big Data
  1. 13. LiDAR and 3-D Digital Modeling Reveal the Greater Chaco Landscape
  2. Richard A. Friedman, Anna Sofaer, and Robert S. Weiner
  3. pp. 229-255
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  1. 14. The Impact of Digital Data Ecosystems on Our Understanding of the Greater Chacoan Cultural Landscape: Assessing Geospatial Information, Remote Sensing, and Aggregating Roads Data
  2. Carrie C. Heitman and Sean Field
  3. pp. 256-276
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  1. VI. Management
  1. 15. The Protection of Monuments and Landscapes in Britain: A Historical View
  2. Julian Thomas
  3. pp. 279-307
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  1. 16. Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Preservation and Advocacy
  2. Paul F. Reed
  3. pp. 308-328
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  1. VII. Conclusion
  1. 17. What Can Be Discovered from Chaco Archaeology?
  2. Thomas R. Lincoln
  3. pp. 331-344
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  1. Appendix A: Chaco Landscapes: Data, Theory, and Management (White Paper prepared for the USDI National Park Service, Denver, Colorado) (online only)
  2. Ruth M. Van Dyke, Stephen H. Lekson, and Carrie C. Heitman, with a contribution by Julian Thomas
  3. pp. 345-346
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 347-368
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781646421701
Related ISBN
9781646421695
MARC Record
OCLC
1226797610
Pages
374
Launched on MUSE
2021-05-09
Language
English
Open Access
No
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