Chaco Culture National Historical Park is an incredible UNESCO heritage site. The park is in a remote canyon cut along the Chacco wash in northwestern New Mexico. It contains the most significant ancient ruins north of Mexico.
The park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States and was primarily used as an influential trade center. Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from 60 miles away to create six-story buildings.
They assembled fifteen major complexes that remained the most prominent buildings ever built in North America until the 19th century.
Their buildings were perfectly aligned to capture the solar and lunar cycles.
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