In Search of the Old Ones by David Roberts audiobook

In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

By David Roberts
Read by Kaipo Schwab

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541412125

  • ISBN: 9781541412125

Runtime: 8.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Roberts's] awe at the region's beauty, with its sheer cliffs, canyons and mesas, and at the testaments to an unknown culture will be contagious for readers. Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: David Roberts

Author Bio: David Roberts

David Roberts is the author of over twenty-five previous books on topics ranging from mountain climbing to adventure to Native Americans and the American West. He has written for numerous publications, including the Atlantic, Smithsonian, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and others. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English