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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393241891
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 21,299
File size: 34 MB
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About the Author

David Roberts is the award-winning author of twenty-nine books about mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology, including Alone on the Wall which was written with world-class rock climber Alex Honnold, whose historic feats were featured in the film Free Solo.

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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The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't say you need to read In Search of the Old Ones to enjoy this book, but it might help. Roberts is at his best when he takes the readers hiking with him. Detailing the remarkable country of the Southwest. This one gets a little detailed with the historical mystery and the debate surrounding it. Still, since NO ONE writes better about this region then David, it is worth the time to read!
Chacosunrise More than 1 year ago
From his book "In Search of the Old Ones" to his latest "The Lost World of The Old Ones" David Roberts evolves from a pit house to a cliff dwelling. Cedar Mesa needs to be preserved, it also is hard to not write about this beautiful rare wonder of the world.