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Traditions of the Sun
This amazing web site was built as a companion to our web site. The interface allows you to zoom in from aerial photos to ground views and QuickTime VR's of the great houses.
http://traditionsofthesun.org

NASA's "Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge
Information about ancient observatories around the world, a timeline, cultural connections, hands-on activities, events in your area, and more!
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2005/teaser/index.htm

Chaco Cultural Historic Park
A great site by the National Park Service with more information about the canyon, Chacoan culture, visiting the park, and educational programs.
http://www.nps.gov/chcu/

The Solstice Project
Founded by Anna Sofaer, the "discoverer" of the Sun Dagger, the Solstice Project has been researching the alignments at Chaco Canyon for more than twenty-five years.
http://www.solsticeproject.org/

NASA's Archeological Remote Sensing
Chacoan roadways imaged by TIMS (Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner)
http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/archeology/chaco_compare.html

Pueblo Cultural Center
Information about the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico
http://www.indianpueblo.org/ipcc/

National Geographic on the Winter Solstice
Discusses how the solstice has been a cause for celebration since ancient times
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/12/1220_021220_solstice.html

Sunspots and the Importance of the Sun to Ancient Cultures
http://www.exploratorium.edu/sunspots/history.html

SOHO -- Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
See incredible images of the sun from this orbiting telescope
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

TRACE -- Transition Region and Coronal Explorer
Another great satellite that takes amazing images of the sun
http://vestige.lmsal.com/TRACE/

View from a Kite
Charles C. Benton, an artist in Berkeley, California, has taken great pictures of Chaco Canyon from a kite-cam.
http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/gallery/gal150.html

The Sun in Time
Check out the slideshow including the Aztec calendar, Machu Picchu, and Stonehenge.
http://science.msfc.nasa.gov/ssl/pad/solar/suntime/suntime.stm

Atlas of World Archeoastronomy from Pomona University
Interactive atlas of world astronomy
http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/archeo/INDEX.HTML

Solar Folklore
Most cultures have recognized the significance of the sun as prime controller of all life on earth; read myths, legends, and tales about the sun.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/folklore/folklore.html

Bullfrog Films
Order a copy of Sun Dagger or The Mystery of Chaco Canyon
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/


Winter Solstice Marker at Wijiji 931
Artist Janet Saad-Cook has pictures and a report about the winter solstice alignment at Wijiji 931.
http://www.janetsaadcook.com/archeo/archeo-1.html