Anasazi

By Faith & John

Summary/Information

The Anasazi living in the cliffs of Mesa Verde, CO, built houses, made art and communicated with other tribes. Then they Mysteriously Disappeared.

Scientists are trying to figure out why they left all of a sudden.

The theories many people think of are drought, war, overpopulation, disease,mass migration and religion All of the theories have flaws to the truth. Nobody knows for sure but there are many possibilities. What do you think?

BackBook Questions

  1. What are some special things about how the Anasazi built there buildings? They built them out of layers of Mud,Sticks and wood in the cliffs.

  1. Why would a drought not be the cause of the Anasazi's Disappearence?

If it's proven that they lived through worse droughts than the drought researchers had studied, why would the Anasazi move from this smaller drought?

  1. Why are there so many diffrent theorys about the Anasazi?

There are a lot of diffrent things possible to happen back then.

  1. Out of all the theorys. Which do you agree with most?

Disease,because there were so many sickness that could not be cured.

  1. How does the Anasazi's disappearance connect with your life?

I have heard of the Titanic Sinking and how horrible it was.

Information About The Anasazi

The Anasazi once called The Ancient Ones were thought to be ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, inhabiting the Four Corners of southern Utah, southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and northern Arizona from A.D. 200 to A.D. 1300.

Their houses were well-constructed pit structures, built over a knee or waist deep pit, often with a small second room or chamber on the south side.

During this period they also began to make pottery, often forming clumps of clay inside a basket for structure, then scraping and smoothing the surface with a stone.

Eventually, the Anasazi Indians left the cliff dwellings. No one truly knows why, but there are many clues that the Anasazi left due to changing climates that weakened the crop growing season.

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Sources

1.The Book The Riddle of the Anasazi By Barbara A. Donovan

2.Video The Anasazi - Chaco Canyon - 500 Nations - Native American Hopi Tribe WatchLearnKnow Video Produced By A Tig

Facts

3.http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/american_indians/anasazi.html

4.http://pages.towson.edu/brenda/newmexico/anasazi.htm

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