Houses Beneath the Rocks: The Anasazi of Canyon de Chelly and Navajo Natl Monument

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Essays by noted archaeologists and historians that help give some insight into the Anasazi inhabitants and their way of life, along with useful information on the recurring patterns and motifs in the rock art, and photographs and descriptions of basketry, textiles, hides, wooden and bone implements, wild plant and animal foods from the cliff dwellings.
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Overview

Essays by noted archaeologists and historians that help give some insight into the Anasazi inhabitants and their way of life, along with useful information on the recurring patterns and motifs in the rock art, and photographs and descriptions of basketry, textiles, hides, wooden and bone implements, wild plant and animal foods from the cliff dwellings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780941270724
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 7/20/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Ancient City Press ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 57
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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TSE YAA KIN: Houses Beneath the Rock by Jeffrey S. Dean

Remote and Enigmatic, cliff dwellings epitomize the romance of southwestern archaeology. Concealed in the shafowed recesses of lonely canyons or nestled at the bases of high, wind-swept mesas, cliff dwellings exude an aura of exotic mystery.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

TSE YAA KIN: HOUSES BENEATH THE ROCK..................................2
by Jeffrey S. Dean
THE EVOLUTION OF THE KAYENTA ANASAZI................................14
by Jonathan Hass
ANASAZI ROCK ART IN TSEGI CANYON AND CANYON DE CHELLY:
A VIEW BEHIND THE IMAGE...........................................................24
by Polly Schaafsma
THE ANASAZI OF CANYON DE CHELLY..........................................34
by Pat Fall
A MILITARY HISTORY OF CANYON DE CHELLY...............................42
by David M Brugge
CANYON DE CHELLY: A NAVAJO VIEW............................................50
by Mae Thompson and Irene Silentman

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