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The Great North Road is explained explicitly by the Marshall and Soffar’s theory and this is of essence to the Anasaza culture. As depicted by the theory, the road builds a tie within communities and acted as a source of relevance to the Anasaza communities which enhanced their relationship and culture in one way or another. This helped build the ties within them creating a societal understanding as illustrated by the archaeological understanding of the Great North Road.
The North Road stretches from the North of Puelblo Alto to Aztec ruins which are a city and not a mountain (Stephen 115).The Great North Road is suggested to be straight and aligned in land escape (Brad 68).It follows that it is visibly recognizable up from the clear skies as it stretches through the mountains. As the connection may be seen, the road runs through the mountains in a straight manner, therefore explaining an enhanced connection between the communities living there. It appears from its broad length and vast expansiveness many scholars have named it ‘Great North Road’ (Saffeur 165)
The road is believed to be built and engineered with expertise from its design and construction(Brad 68).The Road is dated back to 1050 AD where the Anasaza community started the construction of the roads of approximately 30 feet in width(Gabriel et al,56).The roads extends up to fifteen hundred miles to the Anasaza towns of New Mexico,Uttah,Colarado,Arizona leading to the religious connection between the communities surrounding the mentioned places among the archaeologists(Gabriel et. al 56).
The Great North Road is depicted as one of the famous ancient archaeological evidence.Archaologist believed that building roads was one of the two hobbies of the people of Chaco Canyon, apart from studying the solar and lunar system (Giulio 142).The Great North Roads of Anasaza were built by digging the earth surface…...

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