Chaco and Aztec: The Center of the World Via Zoom

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Chaco and Aztec: The Center of the World

Tuesday, May 17 at 7 PM

Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument preserve major centers of Ancestral Pueblo culture, dating between 850 and 1250 CE. Today Chaco Canyon seems to be in the middle of nowhere; however, 1,000 years ago, this was the Center Place for the Ancestral Pueblo people, the middle of everything. Buried for hundreds of years under wind-blown sands, the monumental complexes they constructed, occupied for several centuries, and ultimately left behind, whisper echoes from the past of a complex and sophisticated society, continued by their descendants today. This presentation is led by a National Park Ranger.