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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

Author: Childs, Craig

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Format:Softcover

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest : A feat of historical detection - the most significant, and certainly the most enthralling, book on American prehistory to appear in decades. The greatest "unsolved mystery" of the American Southwest relates to the Anasazi, the native peoples who by the 11th century converged on Chaco Canyon (now New Mexico) and built a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. The Anasazis' accomplishments - in agriculture, in art, in commerce, in architecture and engineering - were astounding, rivaling those of the Mayans in distant Central America. By the 13th century, however, the Anasazi were gone from Chaco. Vanished. What was it - drought? pestilence? war? forced migration? mass murder or suicide? Craig Childs draws on scholarly research and a lifetime of adventure and exploration in the American Southwest to pursue the mystery of their disappearance. Considering many possibilities, he points the way to a new understanding of how a vibrant civilization collapsed. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Social Science   Archaeology
Travel   Essays & Travelogues
History & Geography   Native American

ISBN 13:9780316067546
ISBN 10:0316067547
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:496
Size:8.00" l x 5.40" w x 1.40" h
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