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The mystery of Chaco Canyon

Author: Anna Sofaer; Matt Dibble; Solstice Project.; Bullfrog Films.
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. Between 850 and 1150 AD, the Chacoan people constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region. Aerial and time lapse footage and computer modeling show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented and located these buildings in relationship to the sun and moon.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Interviews
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sofaer; Matt Dibble; Solstice Project.; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 1560298138 9781560298137
OCLC Number: 43025243
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Cinematography by Steve Bannister ... [et al.] ; computer animation by the Imaging Research Center ; music, Michael Stearns ; editor, Matt Dibble.
Performer(s): Narrator, Robert Redford.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min., 30 sec.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Study guide for teachers. Unit 1. Exploring Chacoan cosmology & culture [grades 9-12] --
unit 2. Exploring Chacoan astronomy [grades 5-8] --
unit 3. Enrichment [grades 5-12].
Responsibility: a production of the Solstice Project ; produced and directed by Anna Sofaer ; written by Anna Sufaer and Matt Dibble.

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Examines the enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. Between 850 and 1150 AD, the Chacoan people constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region. Aerial and time lapse footage and computer modeling show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented and located these buildings in relationship to the sun and moon. Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Chacoan people, also speak of the significnce of Chaco to the Pueblo world today.

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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

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Chaco Canyon has long been regarded as an ancient trading center of the Chacoan Indian culture. Recent research and investigation, however, has uncovered an extremely complex ceremonial and astronomical alignment of the buildings, roads, and hieroglyphs left by this ancient culture. Buildings...
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