By David E. Stuart

ISBN-10: 0826354785

ISBN-13: 9780826354785

on the peak in their energy within the past due 11th century, the Chaco Anasazi ruled a territory within the American Southwest better than any eu principality of the time. built over the process centuries and thriving for over 2 hundred years, the Chacoans’ society collapsed dramatically within the 12th century in a trifling 40 years.

David E. Stuart accommodates large new study findings via groundbreaking archaeology to discover the increase and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and the way it parallels styles all through smooth societies during this new version. including new learn findings on caloric flows in prehistoric instances and investigating the evolutionary dynamics brought about via those forces in addition to exploring the implications of an more and more indifferent crucial Chacoan decision-making constitution, Stuart argues that Chaco’s failure used to be a failure to conform to the results of speedy growth—including issues of the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, lack of neighborhood, and lack of ability to accommodate climatic disaster.

Have smooth societies realized from the event and destiny of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking the same cultural collapse?


David E. Stuart, senior student and intervening time president on the institution for complicated learn, can be the writer of the traditional Southwest: Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, and Mesa Verde and Pueblo Peoples at the Pajarito Plateau: Archaeology and potency, either to be had from the college of recent Mexico Press.

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