This lecture and the next will look at the developments in the present southwestern United States and northern Mexico prior to c.1100CE. This includes the Mogollon, the Hohokam, and the Anasazi. This lecture in particular will look at the Mogollon development of the kiva, space geared ceremonially around corn; Hohokam sites at Snaketown, where a large irrigation system was developed to support agriculture; Anasazi villages on Black Mesa; the interstitial site of Chaco Canyon, a center of turquoise trade and astronomical observations; and cliff dwellings.
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