Arguments Against Chaco Houses

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The reading states that while there is no universally agreed upon explanation regarding the usage of Chaco structures, there are three competing theories. However, the professor explains that none of the arguments for the usage of the structures are very convincing and refutes each of the author’s reasons. First, the reading states that Chaco houses may have been used purely residential, with each housing hundreds of people. The professor refutes this point by saying that while outside of the house may look like later native American apartment buildings, inside of the structures totally casts doubts on the argument. If hundreds of people had lived there, there should have been many fire places to do family’s daily cooking. However, only few

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