Anyone know what the urban Chaco people did for a living? Did they produce some good or service to exchange for the food?
posted on 10/14/2003 4:25:13 PM PDT
"Anyone know what the urban Chaco people did for a living? Did they produce some good or service to exchange for the food?"
There are/were a lot of kivas/religious functions at Chaco. Maybe they were donations.(?)
posted on 10/14/2003 4:34:37 PM PDT
Chetro Ketl (notice the large kiva, it's the round thing)
posted on 10/14/2003 4:38:54 PM PDT
I suspect they agreed not to kill the peasants for food. Not killing peasants-a very useful service to the peasants.
posted on 10/14/2003 4:43:31 PM PDT
They were trading for corn with homo grown "JERKY".
What was the basis for trade?
Living in an arid and generally inhospitible place and having extensive trade suggests SOMETHING of value that was readily available to the locals.
Las Vegas aside, a pre-Colombian Vatican aside, the old people must have had something that others wanted badly.
posted on 10/14/2003 9:28:22 PM PDT
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