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What are some of the accomplishments that the Anasazi people are most well-known for? 

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Posted June 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM via web

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What are some of the accomplishments that the Anasazi people are most well-known for? 

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM (Answer #1)

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The Anasazi are well-known first for their architecture, which consisted of complex pueblo villages with buildings arranged around central plazas, and also the more famous structures, including entire villages, that some Anasazi peoples built into cliff walls. They were also skilled astronomers, constructing observatories atop cliffs and exhibiting a great deal of astronomical knowledge. The same engineering skills were used to construct canals, dams, and ditches used to irrigate their fields, which at the height of Anasazi civilization were quite productive considering the relatively dry conditions in which most Anasazi lived.  

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