• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

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Stone Replacement

Masonry near the ground surface can be severely damaged by the effects of poor drainage and repeated freezing and thawing. When these damaged stones can no longer support the weight of the wall above them, they are replaced with stones of similar size, shape, color, and surface texture. Replacing a few eroded stones at the base of a wall will protect the upper second and third stories of the building.

 
Wall with eroded mortar and missing stones
Wall with eroded mortar and missing stones in need of repair
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Photo of a conch trumpet

A thousand years ago when Chaco was flourishing, you could hear the loud sounds of sea shell trumpets echoing off the canyon walls. The people traded for conch shells with groups along trade routes that stretched deep into present-day Mexico and the Gulf of California. More...