Category Archives: Anasazi

The Ancestral Puebloans

Anasazi Migrations into Hohokam Territory

Very interesting informative article about studies of Anasazi migration into Hohokam territory in Arizona. Several cool photos, including the first rectangular kiva I’ve seen attributed to Anasazi. mjh Pueblo groups moved to San Pedro River sites in 13th century by … Continue reading

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CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Keeping watch over ancient treasures By Deborah Frazier, Rocky Mountain News CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Dan Corcoran’s eyes and ears help protect this 164,000-acre archeological preserve for future generations. The area around Sand Canyon Pueblo, with its … Continue reading

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Anasazi Turkey

Turkey tracks, The gobblers have been passing through Utah since Anasazi times By Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune [W]hile historians say turkeys were not on the menu of the first Thanksgiving celebration, archaeologists have physical evidence that Meleagris gallopavo … Continue reading

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Edge of the Cedars State Park (Utah)

Edge of the Cedars State Park is in Blanding, Utah. It is a small park with Anasazi ruins. The museum is small but very nicely done. This was the first place I ever saw a duck-shaped pot. There is a … Continue reading

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Canyons of the Ancients

BLM Colorado – Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites (more than 6000 recorded, up to 100 per square mile in some places) representing the … Continue reading

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New Ute Museum in Ignacio, CO

Utes OK architect to design new museum The new Ute museum is to be constructed across Colorado Highway 172 from the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio. A 3,000-square-foot building attached to the casino that has served as a bingo parlor, … Continue reading

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Developer finds treasure in ruins

DenverPost.com – LOCAL NEWS Project near Cortez has 19 homes, 210 ancient Indian sites ”Indian Camp Ranch” billed as ”the first archaeological subdivision.” On the 1,200 high-desert acres just a few miles northwest of Cortez sit 19 high-end homes. The … Continue reading

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Archaeologists churn up ancient tools, figurine near Prescott, AZ

Prescott Newspapers Online Archaeologists uncovered one of the largest pestles ever found on the Prescott National Forest while excavating a site for the Gray Wolf landfill expansion last week. A pestle is a long, conical grinding tool with a pointed … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde’s Mystery of the Cliff Dwellers

TheSunLink.com At one time, before 1300 A.D., as many as 5,000 people populated these mesas, growing squash, corn and beans. Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Moab Men Charged with Digging Up Anasazi Ruins

KSL News: Moab Men Charged with Digging Up Anasazi Ruins Three men have been accused of causing ten thousand dollars damage to an Anasazi archaeological site, charges that bring a decade in prison and a hefty fine. Phillip C. Morse, … Continue reading

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Still more on Chaco corn research

Ancient corncobs unlock riddle At its height, Pueblo Bonito is thought to have supported between 6,000 and 12,000 people. Excavations of the largest building have found hundreds of rooms, turquoise ornaments, unusual cylindrical jars, finely crafted spear points and icons … Continue reading

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More on Chaco corn research

DenverPost.com – LOCAL NEWS Unlike Tenochtitlan, an Aztec city with soil so fertile that maize crops could be grown many times a year, Chaco Canyon was simply too cold and too dry with too short a growing season to produce … Continue reading

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More on Chaco corn research

Chaco’s ancients ‘imported’ corn Ancient Americans building elaborate structures in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon depended on corn carried by hand from fields up to 50 miles away, according to a study that analyzed the chemical content of ancient corn cobs. … Continue reading

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Chaco Cornfields Far-Flung

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer ABQjournal: Chaco Cornfields Far-Flung Ancient corn cobs found at Chaco Canyon were grown 50 or more miles away, according to new research, more evidence for the hypothesis that Chaco was the center of a … Continue reading

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