Location: Colorado, Utah         Length: 19 min

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a vast plateau streaked with numerous canyons stretches from Cortez, Colorado, northwestward into Utah. A productive agricultural region today, the Great Sage Plain displays numerous ruins of an ancient civilization that puzzled the earliest European explorers but echoes today in its living Native American descendants. For the past hundred years, archaeologists and Native people have collaborated to paint the picture and tell the story of the vibrant culture that once thrived here.

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Produced in 2000 by the Anasazi Heritage Center and Paradox Productions

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Anasazi Heritage Center (Bureau of Land Management)

Ancient Pueblo Peoples (Wikipedia)

Canyon of the Ancients National Monument (Bureau of Land Management)

Colorado Historical Society

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Mesa Verde National Park (National Park Service)

Who Were the Anasazi? (BLM Anasazi Heritage Center)