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Craig Childs - House of Rain

Craig Childs' new book \"House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest.\"

By Daniel Kraker

Flagstaff, AZ – From Chaco Canyon to Mesa Verde, the mysterious outposts of the Anasazi civilization lie all around the Four Corners region. They developed a rich and colorful culture that thrived for over a thousand years; then, quite suddenly, they left. Author Craig Childs has a new book out exploring that mystery, called House of Rain. On this edition of 9-2-8, KNAU's Daniel Kraker speaks to Craig Childs about his new book, and about lessons we can learn from the fall of Arizona's ancient civilizations.