By David Grant Noble
“Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest is a catalogue raisonné of all the major sites—and many new hidden treasures. It is an invaluable guide, written by a gifted author and photographer with deep knowledge of and deep love for his subject…I will be reading this book in my rocking chair when my field days are done.”
—Stephen H. Lekson, curator of archaeology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.
Praise for Past Editions
“The author guides us to the places where time has stood still, giving us the opportunity to touch the past and become one with the wonders of yesterday.”
–Central Phoenix Sun
“Finely written and carefully documented without being pedantic or technical. As a guidebook, it serves well with its numerous photographs [and] clearly plotted maps…As a historical view of the early Southwest, it is a book that should occupy any serious contender’s shelves.”
—Santa Fe Reporter
The fourth edition of David Grant Noble’s indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarry in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.
David Grant Noble is a writer, editor, photographer, and archaeological guide who has long studied the Southwest’s deep history and archaeology and traveled widely to photograph ruins, rock art, and landscapes. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including In the Places of the Spirits and Living the Ancient Southwest. His photographs can be viewed at www.davidgrantnoble.com. Noble has received awards from the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and the Western National Parks Association. He resides in Santa Fe New Mexico.
Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015