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Written on the Landscape:Mysteries Beyond Chaco Canyon

This one-hour PBS documentary (in progress) will bring new revelations about the ancient Native Americans who built massive enigmatic structures throughout the southwest. New aerial cinematography and lidar--an aerial laser-scanning technology--are revealing a vast network of linear earthworks with no known utilitarian purpose. Sacred to Pueblo descendants and Navajo inhabitants of the area, these "roads" are leading to stunning new insights about the ritual constructions of an ancient American culture. However, these masterworks are now gravely threatened by an oil boom erupting in the region. This is the third film in a series on Chaco culture including The Sun Dagger and The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, narrated by Robert Redford and produced by The Solstice Project for PBS. Learn more About The Film and Get Involved.

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Fracking Threatens Chaco

Fracking Threatens Chaco

In response to the Bureau of Land
Management's announcement to
facilitate leasing of 6.2 million
acres of the Chaco region of New Mexico to oil companies for fracking...

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New Chaco Documentary

New Chaco Documentary

Written on the Landscape: Mysteries Beyond Chaco Canyon will convey to millions of viewers the brilliant achievements of the Chaco civilization -- many of which are in grave danger...

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The Solstice Project

The Solstice Project

The Solstice Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the rich astronomical heritage of the ancient Chaco culture of the American Southwest. Founded in 1978 by...

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