North American Natives

By: Yazan Farhan

Anasazi- (ancestors of Pueblo) 500-1200 AD

build dams, ditches,and canals to capture rain from tops of mesa and channel to gardens on canyon floor.Homes made of adobe and stone were multi storied apartment like structures lived along walls of cliffs or large mansions.Heart of civilization in Chaco canyon was Pueblo Bonito where there was a huge complex of more than 1000 people.From Pueblo Bonito they constructed roads for trading companies.Craftsmen made turquoise jewelry,woven baskets,(black on white) pottery.heavily influenced art and architecture of late groups known as Hopi and Zuni (2 of the largest pueblo groups today.Left because of the many droughts.