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The Hisatsinom and the Hohokam

Over a thousand years ago in the Southwest, two great cultures lived in relative peace and harmony, supporting thousands where today only ghosts and park rangers dwell. These were the Hohokam people of Central Arizona, the ancestors of the Pima and Tohono O'odham Indians, and the Hisatsinom of the Four Corners, the ancestors of the Hopi, Zuni, and Pueblo Indians. The Hisatsinom are known to many by their Navajo name, Anasazi.

As part of my bibliographies on these great peoples, I've created a hotlist of sites devoted to them. If you have any additions, I'm glad to receive them via e-mail at joel at Enjoy.

The Hisatsinom

Aerial Archaeology Newsletter (Baker Aerial Photography) [Albuquerque]
An on-line journal, illustrated, this newsletter discusses the uses of aerial photography in archaelogy, particularly regarding ruins in New Mexico.
Anasazi (Yahoo)
The subject-based Yahoo's page for sites related to the Hisatsinom.
Anasazi Culture (Ray Rasmussen) [Canada]
A brief page on the Canyonlands in Utah with a good hotlist to other sites on the Hisatsinom, updated regularly.
Anasazi State Park [Boulder, Utah]
The home page for this small ruin and museum.
Archaeological Sites of the Southwest (Pennsylvania State University)
An excellent hotlist, divided by state, of all the Hisatsinom ruins in the Southwest. The list also includes important access information, like hours of operation and telephone numbers!
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center [Cortez, Colorado]
One of the foremost archaeology centers in the study of the Hisatsinom, with a large and detailed web site.
Hisatsinom Chapter (Colorado Archaeological Society) [Cortez, Colorado]
Part of the CAS, the Hisatsinom chapter offers programs and other opportunities to explore Hisatsinom ruins in southwestern Colorado.
Indian Ruins in the Four Corners Area
An excellent web resource with pages describing many Hisatsinom and ancient Navajo ruins, all well-illustrated.
Keyah Hozhoni Tours [Flagstaff]
This company offers bus tours of sites in the Navajo Nation, including many Hisatsinom ruins, such as Betatkin and Walnut Canyon.
Mesa Verde National Park (Mesa Verde Museum Association)
A large, well-illustrated site, with links to other sites and on-line books concerning Mesa Verde, one of the most famous Hisatsinom ruins.
Mesa Verde National Park and Archaeology in Southwest Colorado (Montezuma County Economic Development Council)
Part of a web page promoting tourism in southwestern Colorado, this site on local archaeology includes a description and links to the major Hisatsinom ruins in the area.
Open Directory Guide to Chaco Canyon (Joel Rane)
Another hotlist of sites on this cultural center, compiled partly by yours truly on this challenger to the Might of Yahoo.
Open Directory Guide to the Hisatsinom (Joel Rane)
And yet another hotlist of sites, compiled partly by yours truly.

The Hohokam

Hohokam (Digital West Media)
A short illustrated description of the Hohokam people.
Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin (University of Arizona Press) [Tucson]
A complete on-line version of this excellent book, with illustrations.
Hohokam Legacy: Desert Canals
A transcribed pamphlet on the Hohokam of Arizona.
Hohokam Pima National Monument (National Park Service) [Casa Grande, Arizona]
The short page for this ruin, better known as Snaketown. This large Hohokam ruin is currently closed to the public.
Open Directory Guide to the Hohokam (Joel Rane)
Another hotlist of sites, partly compiled by yours truly.
Pueblo Grande Museum [Phoenix]
A page describing this museum on the grounds of a large Hohokam ruin.
Three-dimensional Hohokam Pithouses
Just like the sign says, this site presents all-around computer generated views of a typical Hohokam dwelling.

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Updated Thursday, 15 August 2013, by joel at
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