Nuevo Alto

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Nuevo Alto is a Chacoan Ancestral Pueblo great house and notable archaeological site located in Chaco Canyon, a canyon in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It was built on the north mesa near Pueblo Alto, and was founded in the late 12th century, a time when the Chacoan population was declining in the canyon; it was part of a new wave, beginning in the AD 1080s, of great houses that were more compact and had different architecture than previous complexes.[1] None of the ancient Chacoan roads leads to Nuevo Alto.[2]


  1. ^ Fagan 2005, p. 21.
  2. ^ Fagan 2005, p. 173.


  • Fagan, B (2005), Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-517043-1 .

Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 107°57′35″W / 36.0698°N 107.9598°W / 36.0698; -107.9598