The ancient Southwest : Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, and Mesa Verde

by David E. Stuart

Other authorsDavid E. Stuart
Paper Book, 2009



Call number

E78 .N65S846 2009



Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2009.


Over twenty-five years ago, David Stuart began writing award-winning newspaper articles on regional archaeology that appealed to general readers. These columns shared interesting, and usually little-known, facts and stories about the ancient people and places of the Southwest. By 1985, Stuart had penned enough columns to fill a book, Glimpses of the Ancient Southwest, which has been unavailable for years. Now he has rewritten most of his original articles to include recently discovered information about Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, and Mesa Verde. Stuart's unusual perspective focuses on both the past and the present: "Want to know why gasoline now costs $4.00 a gallon, and is headed higher, yet we have no instant solution? Chacoan, Roman, even Egyptian archaeology all provide elemental answers." The Ancient Southwest shares those with us.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Helcura
This collection of newspaper columns was probably pretty interesting as a change from the usual newspaper fare, but collected as a book their weaknesses become all to apparent. This book is best used as a springboard for further research. The columns give a brief introduction to various archeological concepts for the area, but are unsatisfying due to the constraints of the newspaper style.

Worth reading if you're looking for a place to get ideas for more in depth exploration
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Physical description

xii, 142 p.; 24 cm


0826346383 / 9780826346384



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