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"Riddles of the Anasazi"
Riddles of the Anasazi
trefwoorden: Anasazi - VS - 'Four Corners'
Toward the end of the 13th century, something went terribly wrong among the Anasazi. What awful event forced the people to flee their homeland, never to return?
The Anasazi, a civilization that arose as early as 1500 B.C., occupied the region now known as the Four Corners, where Utah Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet, for centuries. They built magnificent villages, such as Chaco Canyon's Pueblo Bonito, a tenth-century complex that was as many as five stories tall and contained 800 rooms. They laid 400 miles of roads, some of them 30 feet wide, across deserts and canyons. And into their architecture they built sophisticated astronomical observatories.
Lees verder in: Smithsonian Magazine (juli 2003)