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Anasazi culture

(än'əsä`zē): see Basket MakersBasket Makers,
name given to the members of an early Native North American culture in the Southwest, predecessors of the Pueblo. Because of the cultural continuity from the Basket Makers to the Pueblos, they have been jointly referred to by archaeologists as the Anasazi culture.
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; cliff dwellerscliff dwellers,
Ancestral Pueblo people, sometimes called Anasazi, who were builders of the ancient cliff dwellings found in the canyons and on the mesas of the U.S. Southwest, principally on the tributaries of the Rio Grande and the Colorado River in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah,
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; PuebloPueblo,
name given by the Spanish to the sedentary Native Americans who lived in stone or adobe communal houses in what is now the SW United States. The term pueblo is also used for the villages occupied by the Pueblo.
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Hovenweep employs a similar technique to that of Time Does Not Exist in the service of a sort of tone poem designed to invoke images of Anasazi culture with results that are heartbreakingly pretty and deeply regretful; The Day Revisited is a microtonal reworking of a piece Gann originally produced in 1982.
The first three titles in the Virtual Vacation series are: -- Mesa Verde -- The Mysteries of the Ancient Anasazi Culture Located in a remote region of Colorado, Mesa Verde, Spanish for "green table," was the home of the Anasazi, who lived there about 3,000 years ago.
Because Anasazi culture was so complex--for instance, they had separate governments ruling in the summer and winter--Gumerman suggests that the parched valley couldn't support a critical mass of people to maintain the society.
Threats to Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico--where ancient Anasazi culture reached its peak expression--are different from those at Gettysburg, but no less dire.
Chaco Anasazi culture collapsed during a regional drought that lasted 50 years.
Anasazi adventure: An exploration of the land and culture of the Kayenta, a branch of the Anasazi culture, will be featured on a trek through southern Utah and northern Arizona April 27-May 3.
Chaco flourished during Europe's Middle Ages, but it represents the Anasazi culture at its renaissance.
The archaeologists have data on weather patterns, crop yields, and other environmental conditions during that period, along with information about the Anasazi culture.
Researchers should intensively explore the nature of Anasazi culture during that time period, Binford asserts.
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Sixteen hundred years of humanity are traced at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, where you'll find Native American exhibits, as well as displays on the Fremont and Anasazi cultures.