Solstice Project Papers

Fajada Butte


A Unique Solar Marking Construct

By Anna Sofaer, Volker Zinser, and Rolf M. Sinclair
Science, 19 October 1979, Volume 206, Number 4416, pp. 283-291


Lunar Markings on Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

By Anna Sofaer, Washington, DC, R. M. Sinclair, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, and L. E. Doggett, U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC
In Archaeoastronomy in the New World, ed. A.F. Aveni, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.


Astronomical Markings at Three Sites on Fajada Butte

By Anna Sofaer and Rolf M. Sinclair
Astronomy and Ceremony in the Prehistoric Southwest, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Anthropological Papers, No. 2, ed. John B. Calrson and W. James Judge, Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1983.


Pueblo Bonito Petroglyph on Fajada Butte: Solar Aspects

By Anna Sofaer
In Celestial Seasonings: Astronomy and Rock Art in the American Southwest, ed. E. C. Krupp., American Astronomical Society, 185th AAS Meeting, id.01.01; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 26, 1994.


The Sun Dagger Interactive Computer Model: A Digital Restoration of A Chacoan Calendrical site

By Anna Sofaer, Alan Price, James Holmlund, Joseph Nicoli, and Andrew Piscitello
In Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest, ed. William H. Walker and Kathryn R. Venzor University Press of Colorado, 2011.


Solar and Lunar Alignments


A Regional Pattern in the Architecture of the Chaco Culture of New Mexico and Its Astonomical Implications

By Anna Sofaer, Rolf M. Sinclair, & Michael P. Marshall.

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 1987, 19, No. 4, pp. 1044.


The Primary Architecture of the Chacoan Culture: A Cosmological Expression

By Anna Sofaer.

In Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, ed. Stephen Lekson: University of Utah Press, 2007.


Inter-site Alignments of Prehistoric Shrines in Chaco Canyon to the Major Lunar Standstill

By Anna Sofaer, Robert Weiner, and William Stone

In The Science of Time 2016: Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future, ed. E. Arias, L. Combrinck, et al, pp. 79-102. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings 50. Springer, Cham.


Chaco Roads


The Great North Road: a Cosmographic Expression of the Chaco Culture of New Mexico

By Anna Sofaer, Solstice Project, Washington, DC, Michael P. Marshall, Cibola Research Consultants, Corrales, New Mexico, and Rolf M. Sinclair, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
In World Archaeoastronomy, ed. A. F. Aveni, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.


Remote Sensing of Chaco Roads Revisited

By Richard Friedman, Anna Sofaer, and Robert Weiner.

In Advances in Archeological Practice, Society for American Archaeology, 2017. Fully available online here.


Symbolic Associations


A Sensory Approach to Exotica, Ritual Practice, and Cosmology at Chaco Canyon

By Robert S. Weiner

Kiva: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, 2015. Fully available online here.


Sociopolitical, Ceremonial, and Economic Aspects of Gambling In Ancient North America: A Case Study Of Chaco Canyon

By Robert S. Weiner

American Antiquity, Society for American Archaeology, 2017.

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