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By Baker H. Morrow, V. B. Price, Robert C. Heyder

ISBN-10: 0585187282

ISBN-13: 9780585187280

ISBN-10: 0826317790

ISBN-13: 9780826317797

Anasazi structure and American layout is a trip via Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde with top southwestern archaeologists, historians, architects, panorama architects, artists, and concrete planners as publications. In 16 chapters, the volume's twenty-two essayists establish Anasazi construction and cultural positive aspects regarding layout and placement making plans, cosmography, mythology, and ecology, then expertly stability their observations of previous architectural and cultural achievements with feedback and suggestions for layout practices within the present.Among the participants are Santa Clara Pueblo architectural theorist Rina Swentzell; architects Tony Anella and Stephen Schreiber; historian Richard Ellis; paintings historian J. J. Brody; archaeologists Stephen Lekson, David Stuart, Michael Marshall, John Stein, and Dabney Ford; city planners Theodore Jojola, Judith Suiter, Stephen Dent, Barbara Coleman, and Paul Lusk; and artist Anna Sofaer, founding father of the Solstice venture.

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This effort to develop businesses to exploit this new resource brought knowledge of the existence of Anasazi sites to a large audience through advertising while also giving other Americans direct contact with Anasazi remains. The Anglo American world received its first impressions of the ancient Southwest beginning in 1846 with the outbreak of the Mexican War and with subsequent official American exploratory expeditions in the area. Americans engaged in the fur trade and in the Santa Fe trade had previously seen or heard of Anasazi ruins, but the first reports of such sites reached the East through official government explorers.

He also commanded infinitely greater resources and spent considerably longer than two months of a long and full life as a field archaeologist and two years of it as an anthropologist (Hough 1931; Swanton and Roberts 1931). But museums take center stage here. In the same year that Nordenskiold was at Mesa Verde, his countryman Artur Hazelius opened the Skansen Museum in Stockholm. The Skansen was the world's first modern, permanent outdoor museum. The Skansen evolved from Hazelius's efforts, begun in 1873, to preserve and publicly exhibit and interpret collections that represented the distinctive regional traditions of Scandinavian folkways (Alexander 1983:239-275).

Kern, however, was more inclined to link these Anasazi sites to historic Pueblo Indians. Knowledge of Montezuma and other aspects of Mexican Indian traditions apparently had entered Pueblo mythology, perhaps transmitted by the Mexican Indians who had accompanied Spanish expeditions and had become part of the Spanish occupation of New Mexico. As another alternative, Hosta and other Pueblo Indians may have told Simpson what he wanted to hear. Moreover, Hosta was a significant figure in imparting the Montezuma legend because he guided others, including the great photographer William Henry Jackson, through the area and continued to describe the sites as Aztec ruins.

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