Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

A visit to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico with archeologist Larry Baker

Archeologist Larry Baker
Credit Thomas Wilmer
Archeologist Larry Baker

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is located in Northern New Mexico near Farmington. Archeologist Larry Baker, Executive Director at nearby Salmon Ruins Archeological Research Center and Library talks about the once thriving community of as many as 20,000 residents.

Occupied from around 800A.D., to the 1,200s when environmental degradation led the residents to abandon their community. Chaco Canyon, administered by the National Park Service is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
Related Content