Scarlet Macaws, Chocolate, And gems trading business between ancient Anasazi & the Aztecs!

Archaeologists have discovered ancient bones of the parrot and cacao in Chaco canyon! Which means the ancient meso-Americans were doing some trading business with the ancient Pueblo Indians! Pueblo, also known as the Anasazi.

These gorgeous Scarlett Macaws are from the tropics of south & central America.

The Chaco canyon was the home of ancient Anasazi Indians. Thousands of these people lived here in an isolated area between 850 and 1250 A.D. The Chaco Canyon heritage center is located in Northwestern New Mexico between Albuquerque and Farmington.

This historic site is very far out and almost inaccessible!
An image of Chaco Canyon

The prehistoric people would trade chocolate for turquoise and had a tight connection between the 11th & 14th centuries. Archaeologists have found so many items here! They found these containers that were used to hold Cacao (chocolate! Powder inside

Anasazi were well known for not only cliff dwelling, but these beautifully designed jars were used for drinking hot chocolate!!! Yes, archaeologists found many of these!!!
Anasazi pottery found at Chaco, look at how great the artist made this design!!!

The archaeologists found the skulls of 35 Scarlett Macaws at Chaco, 30 found in the Pueblo Bonita area.

A skull of the Scarlett Macaw!

Major amounts of Turquoise was found there as well, in fact over 200,000 pieces of the gem were found!! I definately am making the Chaco culture historical park a definately place to visit in the future and buying some real Chaco turquoise jewelry, maybe buy a bright Scarlett Macaw as well,and since I am an artist, I may just paint one as well with a cup of hot chocolate!!!!!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Regards.

Vanessa Rossi-Sondgeroth

Published by Rossi

I am an artist, explorer and writer, I love history and archaeology. I love to research new territories and have a deep passion for ghost towns, and new places! I am also a mother to 2 grown kids! I also have my own Candle and coasters business Rossi Coasters & Candles L.L.C.

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