Aztec Ruins National Monument,Aztec New Mexico

For those who don’t know(I didn’t), Aztec is near Farmington in the Four Corners area. The monument boasts a reconstructed Kiva which I have a photo of. Below is information from the National Park service web site. Near Aztec, New Mexico over 1,000 years ago, Ancestral Pueblo people constructed a large planned community that […]

Fajada Butte History

Fajada Butte dominates the landscape.Exposed rock layers reveal region’s geologic inhuman history. Cliff House Sandstone former the upper layer with deposits of fossil shells, clams, shark teeth and marine sand. Menefee Formation former the lower layers, combining siltstones and mudstones interbedded with sandstone, shale, and thin coal beds. This easily eroded formation undercuts the harder […]

Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon

Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon Atop Fajada Butte Chacoan sky watchers commemorated the movements of the sun and the seasons. Sunlight passed between three boulder slabs onto a spiral petroglyph to mark the suns position on summer solstice, winter solstice , and the equinoxes. The Chacoans had sophisticated knowledge of the sun and moon as shown by […]