Ancestral Puebloans

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Cliff Palace, a cliff dwelling built by the Ancestral Puebloans. It is in the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado

The Ancestral Puebloans were an ancient Native American civilization that lived in what is today the southwestern United States. Their settlements were in the present states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Their culture ceased in the 15th century AD. They were called the Anasazi by the Navajos.[1]

The civilization left remains of some large and important places. Two of these have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Remains found by archaeologists show knowledge of pottery, weaving and irrigation. They also drew symbols.

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  1. "Ancestral Pueblo culture." Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 4 June 2012.