The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

by David Roberts


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An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants.

In this thrilling story of intellectual and archaeological discovery, David Roberts recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in search of spectacular prehistoric ruins and rock art panels known to very few modern travelers. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, and illuminate the mysteries of the Ancestral Puebloans and their contemporary neighbors the Mogollon and Fremont, as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche.

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ISBN-13: 9780393352337
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 307,947
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Roberts is a climber and mountaineer and the author of thirty books about mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology. His books have won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition, and been shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Prologue Waldo's Catwalk 1

1 The Cowboy's Indians 25

2 Things 57

3 Cedar Mesa Revisited 91

4 Chaco Meridian 123

5 Wandering the Rez 153

6 Land of Enchantmen 187

7 Land of Enchantment-II 205

8 Exploring the Fifty 237

9 Deso Days 261

Epilogue: Return to the Basket 287

Acknowledgments 303

Bibliography 309

Index 315

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