Jerold G. Widdison
The Anasazi: Why did they leave? Where did they go?
: A panel discussion at the Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the 'Four Corners Tribute,' June 19, 1990. For a thousand years the Anasazi thrived in the area that we know today as the Four Corners. Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Betatakin, Hovenweep
--all these places were the homes of a remarkable peaople.
But what happened to the Anasazi? Their civilization reached its peak in the Four Corners by A.D. 1250. Yet by A.D. 1300 the people were gone!
Where did they go? Why did they leave?... Here are thoughtful answers to these questions. Seven leading southwestern archaeologists and tribal experts, gathered for informal discussion at the Anasazi Heritage Center, present their views on the continuing puzzle.