Anasazi definition

  • noun:
    • A Native American culture flourishing in southern Colorado and Utah and north New Mexico and Arizona from about A.D. 100, whose descendants are thought to add the present-day Pueblo individuals. Anasazi tradition includes an earlier container Maker phase and a later Pueblo phase marked by the building of cliff dwellings and also by expert artisanship in weaving and pottery.
    • A member of a people sharing this culture.
    • some of a Native American people who as soon as lived-in cliff-dwellings in Utah and Colorado.
    • a Native American who lived in what's now southern Colorado and Utah and north Arizona and brand new Mexico and which built cliff dwellings
  • proper-noun:
    • The language when spoken by these people.

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