In Search of the Old Ones

In Search of the Old Ones

"There are old stories about the clans becoming a little too complacent. The stories say some clans were sternly ... He paused. "I don't want to elaborate." In a like manner, Jenkins scoffed at the fault line 102 In Scareh of the Old Ones.

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127239

Category: History

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: History

In Search of the Old Ones

In Search of the Old Ones

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.

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0684832127

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 468

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.
Categories: History

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

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

With In Search of the Old Ones, it was different. The prehistory of the Southwest had gotten under my skin, and I couldn't let go of its mysteries and delights. Virtually every spring and fall since 1996, and several summers and winters ...

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241891

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 987

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Hazards of the Old Ones

The Hazards of the Old Ones

He was a unique man to say the least, a man in search of himself; a man who characteristically searched in all the wrong places. He was a man who generated strong feelings one way or the other. “A brash, neat, slap-hand,” some said.

Author: Ren Garcia

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 145023884X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 906

Life ends, new life is born. Everything balances. When Carahil, an Elemental Spirit, witnesses the destruction of an entire world, he’s faced with the ultimate question: how far is he willing to go to save it? Carahil will gather friends-like Lord and Countess Blanchefort, renowned Fleet Captain and ex-Black Hat, to help. He’ll destroy lives, like that of Captain Davage’s best friend and first officer, Lt. Kilos, who is made to quit her job aboard the Seeker and go into the dreaded Hazards of the Old Ones: a place where only she can stand. Carahil will also search out disreputable sources like the scalawag Duke of Oyln, who has something malicious and wailing locked away in his dungeon. To make matters worse, hidden forces threaten to destroy everyone Carahil needs to help him. Ominous messages from nowhere, surprise visits, phantom people and taunting voices complicate matters. However, the most dangerous threat to this mission could be Carahil himself, who faces demonic transformation for getting involved and may upset the cosmic Scales of the Universe in a bad way. Carahil, though struggling to achieve a greater good, might be the cause of a horrific tragedy instead. Hell awaits should he fail.
Categories: Fiction

The Trail of the Old Ones

The Trail of the Old Ones

The Clan would never form a search party for someone who was not one of their Clan. It would be spoken of as a sad thing, but the Clan did not have police to keep the peace or to form search parties. It was the Hunters of the Clan who ...

Author: Raymond Drake Forehand

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463436513

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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In the Ice Age, mountains of ice grew where the ice did not melt, as more ice formed from the rains. Cave men had to compete with all animals for shelter and food. He depended on the ability of other creatures to survive.This made him one of the deadliest of animals. He showed no mercy. He kiled to borrow what he could not produce. Animals produce fur, to keep them warm. Man had to take the furs from animals to survive. He also had to take their meat, bones, and innards. In Spring wild green things sprouted and grew. Man learned to sort and use these. Some leery, more careful people began to notice medical properties of these plants They remembered these properties. Soon others of the clan became dependent on these people who could remember what to use for this or that ailment. They became the Shaman. Their job became as important as the hunter. Salt became an important commodity in the later Ice Age. Man crave it. If you had salt, you could trade it for meat, furs, and weapons. But if they had nothing to trade, then they would revert to borrowing.
Categories: Fiction

Ancient America

Ancient America

The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America. ... [If you read one or two books about Cahokia, this should be one of them.] ... In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest.

Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442263130

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 102

Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.
Categories: Travel

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

The ability to combine the results of previous search sets with a new search is critical to effective searching . ... Without the ability to combine sets one must reenter the old search with the new concepts in order to refine searches ...

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 503

Supplement 20: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Fraud Investigations to Visual Search in Modern Human-Computer Interfaces
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles

King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles

“That's an old one!” said Alice. “I know,” I replied, “but for those who haven't heard it, what's the answer?” “Six,” said Willie. “Why?” I asked. “Because, to say that a dog-and-a-half eats a pound-and-ahalf in a day-and-a-half, ...

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486474359

Category: Mathematics

Page: 149

View: 167

This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.
Categories: Mathematics

The Ancient Ones

The Ancient Ones

Leopold had found a simple set ofdull brown garments for the old man, andSalu no longeritched and scratched at ... There will be a spell,'Orrell whispered back, looking to the heavens in search for what mightbe transpiring there.

Author: Michael S Foster

Publisher: Dragonfall Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 460

For time immeasurable they have stood upon the earth like pillars of darkness, casting their shadows across the land. Minions of the Demon King, they were left behind to oversee humanity: guardians of the sacred flock. Samuel, last of the Magician Lords, must hunt them down if he is to save his son, before their master returns to reap his savage harvest. The valiant survivors of Amandia join his side, embarking on an epic voyage to seal the demon gate and free mankind of its eternal curse. With each battle, Samuel risks being overcome by the evil trapped within him, teetering on the brink of becoming something far worse than any of them could imagine.
Categories: Fiction

An Epicure in the Terrible

An Epicure in the Terrible

The contemplative and sometimes melancholy tone recalls other hermitic Yankees searching for their souls . ... I refer to the nature of the Old Ones in At the Mountains of Madness and the Great Race in " The Shadow out of Time .

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863415X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 347

View: 990

To commemorate the centennial of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, the editors have assembled essays by leading Lovecraft scholars that embody a wide variety of critical approaches. Biographical essays treat Lovecraft's relation to his parents and his heritage; thematic essays discuss issues such as the function of the narrator in his fiction; and the comparative and genre studies examine Lovecraft's relation to modernism.
Categories: Literary Collections