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

The Lost World of the Old Ones Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest For than years the Ancestral Puebloans Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States Just before

  • Title: The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest
  • Author: DavidRoberts
  • ISBN: 9780393352337
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • For than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory s greatest puzzles Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, theFor than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory s greatest puzzles Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Fremont and Mogollon likewise flourished for millennia before migrating or disappearing Fortunately, the Old Ones, as some of their present day descendants call them, left behind awe inspiring ruins, dazzling rock art, and sophisticated artifacts ranging from painted pots to woven baskets Some of their sites and relics had been seen by no one during the 700 years before David Roberts and his companions rediscovered them.In The Lost World of the Old Ones, Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his classic book, In Search of the Old Ones His new findings paint a different, fuller portrait of these enigmatic ancients thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists Roberts also recounts his last twenty years of far flung exploits in the backcountry with the verve of a seasoned travel writer His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, illuminating the mysteries of the Old Ones as well as of the recent Navajo and Comanche.Roberts calls on his climbing and exploratory expertise to reach remote sanctuaries of the ancients hidden within nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers This ongoing quest combines the shock of new discovery with a deeply felt connection to the landscape, and it will change the way readers experience, and imagine, the American Southwest.
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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.See this thread for information David Roberts is the author of seventeen books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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    1. If you are at all interested in archeology, the American Southwest, or just love travel and discovery you should not miss this book And you will not need the language of scientific classifications or minutia of crosscut wood dating or anything in that order to understand it either David Roberts is an original Oh, you can tell The sections upon the reaction to his former book In Search of the Old Ones is worth the read alone In these days of GPS and good guessers, he got into a bit of trouble But [...]

    2. Roberts blends an extreme travel narrative his specialty with an exceptional account of the ongoing academic controversies around our understanding of the pre Columbian Southwest Nature and history lovers will enjoy the vivid tales of exploration and discovery though Roberts could definitely ease up on the adjectives from a veteran National Geographic writer I d highly recommend this book, though, to academics in the social sciences, or those studying the production of knowledge Roberts is excel [...]

    3. One of the focuses of this book is the examination of the archaeological record of the peoples who once occupied the Southwestern United States Around 1300 AD the Fremont people seemingly disappeared from the region and the reasons for this have never fully been explained David Roberts is a climber mountaineer scrambler who also happens to be a writer for such publications as National Geographic This is the second book that he has written which focuses on this particular area of the world but ac [...]

    4. Part archaeological history and part reminiscence, David Roberts new book recounts mysteries solved about the ancient people long called the Anasazi, a term no longer used in scientific circles The new PC term for these ancient dwellers of the Southwest is now Ancestral Puebloans, and Roberts reports that books with the word Anasazi in the title have been banned from National Park Service gift shops I enjoyed Roberts tales of his many expeditions to learn about these people, and the most fascin [...]

    5. The book traces David Roberts hiking, scrambling and searching for the Ancestral Puebloans of the Southwest More of what I have been interested in since we moved to Moab Also, he wrote another book about 20 years ago on the same topic which has become a classic Very interesting, informative and intriguing Also, some duplication.

    6. Well it has provided some useful material for the next book in my FREEFALL sci fi series so that s been compelling Really interesting material on the ancient civilizations in the SW but also kind of sad author notes about the degradation of ancient sites by the untutored masses who find them Sigh.Blasted through the remainder of the book last nightd still have mixed feelings If you have an abiding interest in the ancient civilizations of the SW read it it s really neat But the author swings back [...]

    7. Another excellent David Roberts book about the ancient southwest Many stories about hikes in various canyons mostly in Utah and Arizona and the amazing discoveries made on them Artifacts which appear to have been left behind and untouched for 800 to 1500 years The cover photo of a granary 1000 feet above the canyon floor on a sheer rock wall really sets the tone The writer really catches the wonderment of these discoveries and makes the reader feel as if he s along on the trail There is also som [...]

    8. Packed with information and discoveries about the pre Spanish inhabitants of the southwest Every page was a learning discovery Will need to reread after our Road Scholar trip to this area.

    9. More about the Old OnesFascinating having seen the ruins of the old ones, this is an extension of the wonder I felt in person.

    10. Roberts does discuss how his earlier book In Search of the Old Ones became popular and people used it to as a so called treasure map to find the ruins and artifacts he found Unfortunately, I don t feel that he discussed the importance of leaving these resources alone In this book he mentions cultural resource laws and the importance of these resources to archaeologists and our understanding of the past I wish he had spent time delving into how we archaeologists use sites and the artifacts and f [...]

    11. In the meantime, I realized that the reaction of the rangers stemmed from a deeply felt but in my view poorly reasoned ambivalence that I had run across countless times in the Southwest the sense that a magical place one recently discovered should stay as it is, a secret shared only with one s fellow cognoscenti 10 Just like now 1987 , the Anglos are designing many things They are making big guns and poison gas Whatever will harm humans, they are designing Whatever happened then with the Ancient [...]

    12. I have really mixed feelings about this book I love this area that he refers to and go there a couple times a year to explore ruin sites and hike The area is truly unique in terms of archeological richness I agree 100% that turning the area into a monument while perhaps help save the sites will forever change it I too love the wild places without all the freakin rules It is also scary to think that the federal lands in Utah are in danger of being handed over to the state although I am thinking t [...]

    13. I m planning a trip to the Southwest and enjoy reading about my destination Roberts has taken many trip to the area, backpacking, climbing, bushwhacking and so on He s written several books about his experiences and knows a lot about the artifacts of the ancestral Puebloans as they are now called as well as other ancient peoples of the Southwest, and his discoveries, both in situ and in museums, are interesting He also updates the thinking regarding these peoples with newer archeological finds, [...]

    14. The topic ancient cultures in the American southwest of this book definitely piqued my interest And I generally like accounts of outdoor adventure But after a few chapters, I grew tired of the author s many anecdotes of his own hikes and his profiles of other modern day explorers of ruins in the southwest Though he does convey some information about the rise and fall of peoples in this area, I found myself wishing for emphasis and substance on the ancient civilizations, and fewer contemporary a [...]

    15. This is a book by a kid in awe Except the guy s 70 He s obviously enraptured by the archaeology of the Southwest He does his best with some technical academic stuff, but that s not what the book is for Know that before reading and you ll be fine Part travel book, part archaeology book, part a guy telling us about what he loves If there s a drawback it s the shortage of photos A lot of what he describes can be hard to picture, despite the clear awe in which he holds it all Just have fun with it.

    16. Idyllic, yet unattainableBeautifully written however, unless one is from the four corners region it is ultimately only something that can be enjoyed from the book A normal individual could never be able to explore to such an extent without unlimited wealth or uncanny patronage Having said such it is still my dream to one day return do the Southwest and at least visit those sites protected by the National Park Service.

    17. Both in this book and his earlier In Search Of the Old Ones, the author puts forward some controversial ideas about both the history of Ancient Puebloans and modern ideas about preservation of their sites and artifacts While I certainly don t agree with all of his opinions on the subjects, I have found myself forcing all my friends to read these books so that I can debate the ideas with them In my opinion, any author that can spark that much discussion is worth reading.

    18. Most of this book is quite good.A word of advice to readers, the author spends much of the early chapters complaining about too many curious people taking lookieloos at various Native American ruins at which he liked to have a lookieloo and indulge his curiosity But even if you find this tedious, it does stop, and it s worth persevering to the rest of the book.

    19. As always I love taking the walks in the canyon with David Only makes me want to get out there and However, he did mention that no where would the National Park Service have the word Anasazi in literature The bookstore I work, which is at a National Park unit, has a book called Anasazi America So he is wrong in that notion.

    20. I was truly inspired by this book It made me want to take up canyon hiking in Southern Utah to go personally explore the great Outdoor Museum I appreciated the historical context provided within the travelogue I ended up with a much greater appreciation of the various Indian cultures of the Southwest I learned how much I don t know and how much there is to learn.

    21. A good follow up to his first book, In Search of the Old Ones, though a bit heavy with his own rumination a on how his writing has lead to over use of the areas he writes about Some of his writing seems to be repurposed from past writings in national geography etc, such as writing about Range Creek and Chaco culture, but still a good update to his earlier work.

    22. I enjoy vicariously enjoying Roberts jaunts into the Southwest in search of ancient Americans He is easy for a novice to read, yet provides enough information and references to great archaeological works that one can learn a great deal from reading him.

    23. A fantastic book about the Southwest and ancient Indian cultures Fremont, Hohokam, Mimbres Great color photos and rich with information about the Ancient Puebloans One of the best books I have read.

    24. A 2015 nonfiction staff favorite recommended by Thomas.Check our catalog encoreoklib iii encore

    25. Filled with history and old stories in this book the author has not included maps in order to keep the secrets of the places from being trampled Amazing footwork went into this book.

    26. Who knew we knew so little A great read about Indian ruins in the southwest, with some intriguing points about how we should treat them.

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