Anasazi: ancient peoples from south-west america


‘The exhibition on Anasazi Indians is aimed at giving an insight into the best known population of all the pre-Columbian cultures in the south-west area of the US. According to an ancient Navajo word, Anasazi means ‘the ancients’. Stone ruins of Anasazi town can be found along the whole Colorado altoplano, on the north and north-west sides of New Mexico and in north-east Arizona. Their history went through various phases which developed from 200 A.D. to the present (Pueblo V). The Anasazis are the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who are still a vigorous and independent minority in a land which once belonged to them only. The exhibition is organised by the Director of the Museum of Anthropology of Albuquerque University in New Mexico; it is made up of photographs, maps, panels on Anzasi history and culture, and of over 120 items (hand-crafted objects, textile fragments, stones, utensils made in bone, fragments of ropes and baskets, shells, turquoise ornaments and pottery) coming from private collectors and from the Museum of Albuquerque itself. The various cultural phases of the Anasazis are analysed, from the Ba-schetmaker period (around 200-700 B.C.) and Antico Pueblo (Pueblo I, around 500-900 A.D., Pueblo II, around 700-1050 A.D.), the Pueblo Classico period (Pueblo III, around 1000-1300 A.D.), to the Pueblo IV period (around 1250-1600 A.D.)’


25 Agosto 1984 - 09 Gennaio 1984


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