Monday, October 26, 2009

Chaco Canyon

On one of our days off, we went to check out Chaco Canyon Historical Site which is about 2 hours away from the farm. Chaco Canyon is the ruins of the Chaco peoples who lived here 1200-800 years ago give or take. This picture is only a small portion of what the buildings looked like. Some of the big buildings had 600 rooms in them and were five stories high. The architecture and getting a glimpse of what their lives were like was an amazing experience. Basically this place was a very large city that took up much of a valley. Archeologists believe that it was the administrative, spiritual, economic center of their civilization and people from far North and South came to this site. Every building is lined up with the stars, moon and sun. Basically these people were extremely smart and advanced.

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