University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: John Kantner

Ancient Roads, Modern Mapping

Evaluating Chaco Anasazi Roadways Using GIS Technology

By: John Kantner

The study of roads can provide archaeologists with information on prehistoric cultures that often cannot be discovered by digging in ruins or ana¬≠lyzing artifacts in a laboratory. Ancient roadways were the ties that bound societies together (Fig. 1). Food and valuables were transported over them from village to vil¬≠lage. People traveled, on them to attend […]