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Anasazi America: 17 Centuries on the Road from Center Place
Anasazi America: 17 Centuries on the Road from Center Place
by David E. Stuart
Book Description:
At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. A vast and powerful alliance of thousands of farming hamlets and nearly 100 spectacular towns integrated the region through economic and religious ties, and the whole system was interconnected with hundreds of miles of roads. It took these Anasazi farmers more than seven centuries to lay the agricultural, organizational, and technological groundwork for the creation of classic Chacoan civilization, which lasted about 200 years - only to collapse spectacularly in a mere 40. 

Why did such a great society collapse? Who survived? Why? In this lively book anthropologist/archaeologist David Stuart presents answers to these questions that offer useful lessons to modern societies. His account of the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi brings to life the people known to us today as the architects of Chaco Canyon, the spectacular national park in New Mexico that thousands of tourists visit every year. 

Chacos failure, Stuart argues, was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth. Foremost among Chacoans problems were misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe. The descendants of the Anasazi, the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, adapted strategically to minimize the impact of these problems. Stuart sees the contrasting fates of the Anasazi and their Pueblo descendants as a parable for modern societies. 

from University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826321798

Anasazi Pottery: Ten Centuries of Prehistoric Ceramic Art in the Four Corners Country of the Southwestern United States...
by Robert Hill Lister, Florence Cline Lister
(Paperback - December 1981)

Southwestern Pottery : Anasazi to Zuni
by Allan Hayes, John Blom (Photographer)

Anasazi Ruins of the Southwest in Color
Anasazi Ruins of the Southwest in Color
by William M. Ferguson, Arthur H. Rohn, Richard B. Woodbury, Rohn Arthur H
from University of New Mexico Press
(Paperback - March 1987)
ISBN: 0826308740
Anasazi Architecture and American Design
by Baker H. Morrow (Editor), et al

Ancient Echoes: The Anasazi Book of Chants
by Mary Summer Rain, Mary Summer Rain

The Anasazi
by Eleanor H. Ayer, Elenor H. Ayer
(Hardcover - January 1993)

The Chaco Anasazi : Sociopolitical Evolution in the Prehistoric Southwest
by Lynne Sebastian
from Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521574684
Foundations of Anasazi Culture
by Paul F. Reed (Editor), et al

Houses Beneath the Rock: The Anasazi of Canyon De Chelly and Navajo National Monument
by David Grant Noble (Editor)
(Paperback - July 1992)

Indians of the Four Corners: The Anasazi and Their Pueblo Descendants
Indians of the Four Corners: The Anasazi and Their Pueblo Descendants
by Alice Marriott
Although Marriott wrote Indians of the Four Corners for young adults, it remains one of the best introductions to the Anasazi Indians for young and old alike.
from Ancient City Pr
ISBN: 0941270912
Reaching Keet Seel: Ruin's Echo and the Anasazi
Reaching Keet Seel: Ruin's Echo and the Anasazi
by Reg Saner, Sue MacDougall, David Grant Noble
from Univ of Utah Pr (Trd)
ISBN: 0874805538
Richard Wetherill Anasazi
by Frank McNitt, Richard Wetherill
from University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826303293
In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest
by David Roberts
from Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684810786
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