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A·na·sa·zi

 (ä′nə-sä′zē) Often Offensive
adj.
Ancestral Puebloan.
n. pl. Anasazi or A·na·sa·zis
An Ancestral Puebloan.

[Navajo anaasází, from anaa' bizází, enemy's ancestors : anaa', enemy + bizází, ancestors.]

A•na•sa•zi

(ˌɑ nəˈsɑ zi)

n., pl. -zis, (esp. collectively) -zi.
1. a Basket Maker–Pueblo culture of the plateau region of N Arizona and New Mexico and of S Utah and Colorado, dating probably from A.D. 100 to 1300.
2. a member of the people producing this culture.
[1936; < Navajo 'anaasází ancient inhabitants of the Pueblo ruins]

Anasazi

A member of a people who lived in what is now the southwestern United States until around AD 100 . The Anasazi were weavers and potters, and built cliff dwellings in canyons.
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Noun1.Anasazi - a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellingsAnasazi - a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
cliff dweller - a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves
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En la segunda parte se presentan cinco experiencias de colapso en sociedades del pasado (las islas de Pascua, Pitcairn y Henderson, en el Oceano Pacifico; los anasazis en el sudoeste de Estados Unidos; los mayas en Mesoamerica y los vikingos en Groenlandia), y un conjunto de tres experiencias de exito: Nueva Gumea, Tikopia y el Japon de la era Tokugawa.
that the Anasazis, realizing the value of being close to a never-ending source of water, built their villages high on the mesa and safe from enemies.
Anasazis tells the story of some of the earliest American settlers, and the builders of the pueblos that still dot the Southwest.
Collectively, the Anasazis would conduct their daily chores of gathering food and cleaning, thus creating activity support.
There have been populations in the past which collapsed once critical, natural thresholds were exceeded: the unique Planishing civilization on Easter Island in the South Pacific; the pre-Columbian American civilizations of the Mayans, the Mimbres, and the Anasazis.