Ancient Pueblo Trade Network Much More Extensive Than Previously Believed

Ancient Puebloan trade network much more extensive than previously believed
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For over 2,000 years, ancient Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250, was a focus for ceremonials, trade and political activity for the prehistoric Four Corners area. The massive multi-storied buildings oriented to solar, lunar, and cardinal directions, the high level of community social organization, and its far-reaching commerce, created a cultural vision unlike any other seen before or since in the country. Now new research has revealed that the Pueblo people’s source of turquoise for was much more far-reaching than previously […]

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