Pueblo Bonito and Pueblo Alto in Chaco Canyon with prehistoric roads.

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Oil Development and the Chacoan Landscape
Archaeology Southwest has joined a broad coalition of experts seeking protections for places in the Chacoan landscape threatened by oil and gas extraction from the Mancos Shale formation. Image © Adriel Heisey. All rights reserved. more >>
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Grand Gulch, by Adriel Heisey
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