• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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For Teachers

Whether you are planning to bring your students out to the park or would like us to visit your classroom, Chaco Culture National Historical Park has many resources for teachers.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 AD and 1250 AD. The park is remarkable for its monumental architecture, art, astronomy, and agriculture. Chaco Culture National Park is a special place and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Did You Know?

Photo of a shark's tooth

During the Late Cretaceous time, Chaco Canyon was at the edge of a large inland sea. Today we can find fossil clam shells, shark teeth, ammonites, and burrows of shrimp-like animals in the canyon rocks.