Skip to main content
Cover for In Search of the Old Ones

In Search of the Old Ones

Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

David Roberts, Kaipo Schwab (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

List Price: 39.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/19/2017)
Paperback (4/9/1997)
MP3 CD (9/20/2017)
Compact Disc (9/20/2017)
MP3 CD (9/20/2017)
Compact Disc (9/20/2017)

Description

An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi-the name means enemy ancestors in Navajo-who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts's book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.

Tantor Audio, 9781541412125

Publication Date: September 20, 2017