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“The Ancient Ones” The Anasazi/Neighbors 22:03 Anasazi: American South West, 600-1300 AD Contemporary Southwest: Drought  2011 Texas Drought: Worst on Record California: The Golden State is  not  so Golden  Los Angeles: “An Island on the Land,” we’re the 4 th  wettest period in history 1. History of Anasazi in the Southwestern United States who, what, where, when , “great House” Architecture 2. Ecological Factors in the Life and Collapse of the “Ancient Ones” Deforestation Water resources Scientific research and proxies (tree ring and pack rats) Social, political, and economic influences Climate change (drought) 3. Compare/Contrast Anasazi Collapse with Easter Island, the Maya, and other  Contemporary Societies Part 1: The Ancient Ones Who?  Not one single empire, similar to the Maya
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Population: thousands, not millions like the Maya Perhaps 5,000 at Chaco Canyon-Pueblo Bonito No writing system Food? Corn, squash, beans, and vegetation. Also small game animals -  deer turkey,  and later mice Where?  U.S. Southwest The 4 Corners They lived in ground pits. By 920 AD, they figured how to utilize the local stone and  started building 2-story houses and then 5 to 6 story houses, 600 rooms! The stone structures were supported by trees; they used to 250,000 trees  Then they went back to cave dwellings! Ground pits
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  • '09
  • HAW
  • Southwestern United States, Ancient Pueblo Peoples, Chaco Canyon, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Pecos Classification

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