DNA testing is the way forward for
ancient burial in room 33 at Pueblo Bonito is a treasure trove for very
productive DNA testing for the Anasazi people. This was a grave containing a
man, nine women and an infant. They seem to have been buried at different times
and may have been members of the same family. The dead rested on sleeping mats,
and several of them were decorated with turquoise ornaments. The main cemetery
of the town has never been found, (see below) but small burial sites like this
one are common at Pueblo Bonito. DNA will give most of the answers of virtually
all of the remaining Anasazi questions of migration, where did they come from
and where did they go?
The Anasazi deserve better than the wild
theories and unscientific proposals about them circulation today which are
for the most part an insult to them as well as the science of Archaeology.
(example ancient aliens origins, Kings, troops, tax
collectors and inquisitors).
talented ancients of the Scarlet Macaw Clan at Chaco and their descendants
built virtually all of the magnificent stone buildings across the
Southwest including San Juan, Mesa Verde, Great Sage Plain, Wupatki, Kayenta,
Mogollon, ultimately some for them migrated to Paquime.
Room 33 Pueblo
Bonito, Chaco Canyon (above)
"Ancient burial room at Pueblo
Bonito. This was a grave containing a man, nine women and an infant.
seem to have been buried at different times and may have been members of the
The dead rested on sleeping mats, and several of them were
decorated with turquoise ornaments.
The main cemetery of the town has
never been found, but small burial sites like this one are common at Pueblo
part from PBS)
Room 333 Pueblo
Bonito, Chaco Canyon
on the western side of the pueblo, the room contained between 23 and 32
individuals. An accurate number is difficult to obtain due to the smashed and
disjointed condition technically called “disarticulation”– of all but four of
the skeletal remains." (in part from Pepper's room 33 and
Judd's room 333):
- some of the
intact remains had filed teeth,
- room 333 is also
on the west side along with room 33,
be interpreted as sacrificial burials to the 4 intact
- these rooms
bones are an excellent example of the need for DNA testing.
is the genetic relationship these people? Are they related or not? Perhaps they
are an assemblage of Chacoans and their enemies? Many have speculated that
some are from Mexico and the others are local but in fact they could be from
anywhere, Mesa Verde, Salmon, San Juan or even Hohokam.
DNA relationship answers to the contents of rooms 33 & 333 will go along
way to answering many if not most of Chaco and Anasazi mysteries region
wide along the very well documented path and timeline of great stone
buildings constructed by the Scarlet Macaw Clan and
DNA from room 33 and 333 of Pueblo Bonito will give answers to virtually all of
the Anasazi Migrations questions pre - 829 C.E. back to La Quemada in
Mexico. And post 1150 to the San Juan, Mesa Verde, Great Sage Plain, Wupatki,
Kayenta, Mogollon, and Paquime. This is the very detailed migrations of
the Scarlet Macaw Clan which indeed entered the southwest at Pueblo
Bonito at 829 C.E. and departed the region at Devils Canyon in 1330
Lost Chaco Cemeteries Discovered!
Richard D. Fisher
another discovery after re reading the original burial reports many
high value ceramics and attendant burials were haphazardly
dug from "trash mounds." I believe there where not "trash mounds" at
all but rather ceremonial platform mounds. These are the long lost
"cemeteries" of Chaco that were destroyed by pot hunters in the early part
of the century. The basic soil geology of Chaco is sandstone so
once the "mounds" were opened the structure just blew away over the next few
decades. I believe these platform mounds served the same purpose
as those at Paquime, the Scarlet Macaw Clan religious structures. At
Paquime the religious mounds basic soil component is an igneous
clay which with stands weathering much better. In addition Paquime is about
500 years younger than Chaco so the mounds survived into the modern era in
much better condition than those of Chaco.
is time for Southwestern "Ancestral Puebloans" Archaeology to evolve
out of the stone age and join the modern science of Archaeology on
a respectable footing with the likes of Egyptian and European lineages
which are well documented scientifically and DNA connections very well
recognized worldwide today. No more disrespecting these incredibly
talented ancient Americans by superstitious self serving musings and
the bad science of non Natives.
this Scarlet Macaw Clan lineage the science and respect that they are
Natural Chaco Pyramid Discovered!
Discovered by Gary
An artificial ramp
had been constructed on the southwestern side of the butte. It was 700 feet long
and rose 280 feet above the valley floor. Despite the difficulty in climbing the
geological structure as well as its lack of water, 35 small stone rooms and a
round room have been found on the higher bands of Fajada Butte. The presence of
manos, cooking pots, hearths, and burned corn cobs suggests long-term use at the
...relates to the
ethnographic reports of a witch renowned for her practice of holding human
hostages atop nearby Fajada Butte.
Along with the
Burial Platform Mound Cemeteries also discovered from re reading
the original archaeological reports of excavations, this is a major break
through for understanding the ancient Chaco Anasazi.
Where did the Chaco
Anasazi come from and where did they go? Just do the DNA!
There is no building even remotely similar to Pueblo Bonito prior to 829 C.E. north of La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico (650-900 C.E.) and no Scarlet Macaws at all before 829 in the Four Corners region.
Chaco Anasazi were unique in that they held their
religious ceremonies on platform mounds, fumigated and stored
their corn in above ground small "smoker" round granaries, had large
round communal kitchens or breweries such as Casa Rinconada
(a screened platform mound), and dehydrated natural fertilizer from
the cryptobiotic soil blue green alga in a system of shallow
For serious archeology students the internet is the
future for researching the Anasazi Migration and all other Anasazi questions
Today, new science and credible theories are posted on the internet, sometimes on a weekly or monthly basis, and it often takes a decade or as we can see from the following paragraph,
as much as 60 years for the traditional archeology authorities to catch up.
The last major
update for the Anasazi Migrations originally came from Charles DiPeso
in the 1950s relating to the Kayenta Anasazi. A few theories and
minor revisions have been floated in the past 60 years but nothing of real
significance that stands up to scientific scrutiny has stood the test of
time, until now.
Who were the
Anasazi? Much has been debated but the obvious answer is the best one.
They are the linage that built all of the great stone and timber buildings
across the American southwest. They started at Pueblo Bonito in 829 and the
neighboring 3-6 neighboring Great Houses. All stone Great House and
cliff dwelling builders are descended from this original
group of clans as demonstrated by the tree-ring data graph
As far as is know
this is the only such graph ever compiled and
is completely original to this work. This graph makes
it possible propose a completely new "Unifying Theory" for everything
to do with the Anasazi.
In short there was
nothing like Pueblo Bonito and it's neighbors before and this cluster of Great
Stone Houses were the beginning of a legacy that lasted for about 500
years. The core of their clan belief system was centered on the Scarlet Macaw
representing the male sun and the spiral representing the female earth. I call
them the Scarlet Macaw Clan which completely died out with Paquime in
about 1450 C.E.
Certainly the Zuni,
Hopi and Puebloans of today are in part descended from the Scarlet
Macaw Clan but the follow the Katsina Religion which displaced the Scarlet Macaw
Religion in about 1250-1300 C.E.
The following New York Times link about the Kayenta Anasazi Migration is provided so that the reader can contrast and compare to the larger picture of the Chaco Anasazi Scarlet Macaw Clan migrations.
Apr 8, 2008
Why, in the late 13th century, did a people called the Anasazi
abandon magnificent settlements of the Colorado Plateau and move south into ...
Devil’s Chasm (below) was originally called
El Canyon del Diablo in Spanish.
In 2008 the San Carlos Apache told the
Tarahumara that evil spirits lived in that canyon and they should be careful
when they go there.
The Apache said “Devils” used to come out of that
canyon and hunt people along the Gila River near modern day
Originally I theorized that the
people who built the cliff dwellings across the Southwest were the “prey” that
were hiding defending themselves from the predators.
Now I believe it is
theoretically possible that the Devil’s Chasm cliff dwelling
was the hidden
hunting camp for the predators coming out of the Scarlet Macaw
Religion Mogollon Great Houses.
End of the line for the Chaco Anasazi, the last known stone style of Pueblo Bonito here in
Devils Chasms deep in today's Mogollon Rim of central Arizona.
Note only is the phallic rock central to the site as it was at Pueblo Bonito (Threatening Rock
which fell in Jan. 1941) but stone work is virtually identical. C.E. 829 - C.E. 1330
and about 250 miles north east to southwest.
Pueblo Bonito building style can be traced over a 500 year time period in 3
major steps of migration and
to several side branches, generation to
generation as agricultural resources, such as soils were degraded
importantly the pool of dietary iron depleted.
two bowls give the basis of symbolic meaning of ceramic design
color for all southwestern large structure builders 800 C.E. -1400
Can you determine the basic elements and element differences?
Clue - Female on top in this orientation. As it is round
it can be viewed in
any direction. What color is the "female" anthropomorphic
big horn sheep,
perhaps deer, or animal body in any
The step fret or
lightning step represents the charged act of sexual
All other elements
are equally important.
These are classic Mimbres from SW
New Mexico and date to around 1100 C.E.
They have been judged by one of the
leading Anasazi ceramic authorities as being authentic.
This is the
Anasazi/Membres (and basis of Tarahumara religion) creation story clearly
illustrated and has an incredible number of identifiable elements.
What is the female color?
Male sky god on top of female
earth god in this orientation. The male sky god
(on vision quest)
gives the female the Scarlet Macaw
seed through the crossed staffs. The female earth god
the seed represented by the Scarlet
Macaw fledging. The Scarlet Macaw
is depicted as well as a symbol of
the bow clan, I have been told by Hopi religious authorities.
All male fertility symbols
associated with the Scarlet Macaw representing the male sky god fertilizing the
with lighting step fret
This image is exactly what it looks like.
Can you read this Paquime jar roll
out now that you know the basic male and female elements?
It is very dramatic anthropomorphic
representation of a male Scarlet Macaw fertilizing the female
Chacoan Religion - Sun Dagger symbol
from Fajada Butte Chaco Canyon pre 1150 C.E.
The male sun dagger pierces the
female moon spiral in two places.
This is "Rosetta" representation of
Anasazi Scarlet Macaw religious beliefs of 829 - 1330.
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
Above, the Membres and Anasazi pictures provide us with 5,000 words about their religious beliefs.
Once one can read these 5 images one can read perhaps millions of words in pictures left by the Scarlet Macaw Clan from Chaco
over 600 years to Paquime. From what I have provided here, the rest of the "Anasazi Code" symbols can be deciphered. 829 - post 1400 C.E.
It is a very good
fortune that we have the Tarahumara to help us understand the Sun God religion
and the modern Puebloans, Zuni and Hopi to help us understand the Ketsina
The Pottery Mound
post 1370 Katsina Religion painted motifs Kiva are excellent examples of
the dramatic structural architecture pre-1300's combined with the new
religious ideas of that era.
Modern day examples of the Scarlet Macaw Richard D. Fisher Photoshop Scarlet Macaw Breech Cloth that is in the Edge of the Cedars Museum.
This cloth is probably the most valuable Anasazi artifact ever found from the Chacoan perspective.
How did I discover
this scientifically valid time line?
First I noticed
that all the buildings containing Scarlet Macaw remains were clustered in
2-6 neighboring buildings and that these buildings were the largest
and finest of each era. Then on observing the Devils Chasm fine tabular
dressed stone work I went back to the time line and realized that all large
stone buildings built in 3 distinct phases, with 20-30 buildings in each
phase, along this timeline. It became clear that this style of stone work
was the probable, generation to generation, building tradition clustered
around the Scarlet Macaw Clan. I now observe that it may be very well possible
to trace the migration from one building to another based on the stone
dressing and size in some cases.
The one major
exception to this is Mesa Verde where the bone identification work was not done
to the level necessary to identify species of birds (therefore no Scarlet
Macaws identified), I was told by archaeologist at Mesa Verde. The stone
work and the dates do line up virtually exactly, however. Therefore even
with Scarlet Macaws not in evidence I propose the Mesa Verde is part of
the Chaco Anasazi migration path. Every other large building
grouping has Scarlet Macaws in the most dramatic and complex Great Houses.
DROUGHT THEORY OF
Drought and Little Ice Age
theories concerning Anasazi Migration have for the most part
been discredited and actually should never have gained traction in
the first place. It
is obvious that the Anasazi never have valued surface water very
highly in choosing their building sites.
Witness a total lack of
Great Houses along the best rivers such as the Rio Grande and Chama of New
Mexico prior to 1300 C.E. The San Juan and it's tributaries were never developed
anywhere near capacity, the Colorado River around Grand Junction Colorado and Moab Utah
were virtually untouched.
Instead sites such as
Sinagua (no water), Mesa Verde, Kayenta Red Desert were chosen by the Scarlet
Macaw Clan chose to build their second generation of Great Houses. That is
to say thousands or even millions of tons of finely dressed
stone buildings were constructed
where there was no water at all, and on the cold high altitude north facing lava
fields of the San Francisco Mountains or where relatively poor water quality and quantity was
Mesa Verde was constructed at a very high cold short growing
season location and very inaccessible water sources is dramatically
demonstrated at this spectacular iconic Anasazi complex. Concerning the Great
Sage Plain, water sources there can in no way compare to the near
by Delores River or
the Colorado River at Grand Junction and Moab. If water was a major
consideration the Great Houses of Chaco would have been built on the San Juan
River or on the Colorado River
at Grand Junction. There was alway excellent water and hundreds of millions of
tons of fertile soil available in these near by locations.
For researching the reasons for Anasazi Migration going forward:
ANEMIA AND ASSOCIATED PARASITELOGY THE THE CAUSES FOR THE MIGRATIONS
(New research on this subject will becoming available and added to the website periodically)
Archaeoparasitology and Pathoecology in the Southwest
click this link for
Anasazi New Science: Parasite Pathoecology of Chacoan Great Houses
ADDITIONALLY THE CAUSES OF ANEMIA: A DIET DOMINATED BY CORN, A WELL DOCUMENTED DEPLETION OF WILDLIFE STOCKS
AND A LACK OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS THAT EAT GRASS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY DIETARY IRON = DEVASTATING LEVELS
OF ANEMIA AND ASSOCIATES DISEASES. ALL WELL DOCUMENTED IN THE ANASAZI BONE RECORD.