Anasazi culture

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.
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.
The Anasazi culture of the American Southwest is another example from prehistory.
Chaco Canyon is the center of the vanished Anasazi culture, an archaeological mystery.
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.
The novel settles in Casas Grandes, the enigmatic equivalent of North America's abandoned Anasazi culture.
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.
Though no archaeologist, I was curious about Anasazi culture, and welcomed a chance to see their now-crumbling cliff dwellings, faded pictographs and petroglyphs, and scattered postsherds.
The archaeologists have data on weather patterns, crop yields, and other environmental conditions during that period, along with information about the Anasazi culture.