These ancestors of the Pueblo and Hopi peoples lived in the Four Corners area of the Southwestern United states, between 100 and 1300 AD. They are best remembered for their cliff apartment communities, black and white pottery, and rock wall glyphs. Anasazi is Diné for "Ancient Ones" and Hisatsinom is a similar Hopi label. Ethnographers are currently trying to adopt "Ancestral Puebloan" as a more neutral term, since many of their descendants are neither Navajo nor Hopi.
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Anasazi and Kokopelli
The legend of Kokopelli and some links to Anasazi websites.
Anasazi Heritage Center
Operated by the BLM, displays artifacts and records from research on public lands in the Four Corners area.
Anasazi Prehistoric Desert People
History from 100BC to 1600AD with links to Anasazi archeological sites.
Social strife may have caused the collapse of the Anasazi empire. Reprint of a New York Times article from 1996.
Hovenweep National Monument
The official web site for this major ruin on the Utah/Colorado border. History, pictures, publications, and a special page for kids.
Map of Anasazi Territory
Map of Four Corners area, also of surrounding states, showing rivers, valleys, and Indian sites. Can be printed out at notebook size.
Mesa Verde National Park
The most famous Hisatsinom ruin, the great cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde tower over the Four Corners. History, pictures, and a page for kids.
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