Ancient Pueblo People: The Anasazi (#103)
They stand today much as their builders left them 500 years ago. These are the cities of the Anasazi, the ancient Pueblo people of the Four Corners region of the western United States. How did a civilization, against all odds, became so successful at agriculture that they were able to produce a leisure society capable of not only building these incredible cities, but also producing some of the greatest pottery, rock art and trading networks the world has ever seen. How the Anasazi did this with a social organization not governed by kings or queens or other hierarchical rulers is one of the great mysteries of ancient history. [27 minutes]
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Series Description: This sweeping series provides a new perspective to the growth and development of several significant ancient cultures. Unique accomplishments, innovative governance and incredible developments in architecture, empire building and culture are highlighted.
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These episodes of Ancient History aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- The Maya (#111)
- The Incas (#110)
- The Greek City-State and Democracy (#109)
- Rome Reexamined: The Splendor of Imperial Rome (#108)
- Rome Reexamined: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (#107)
- Rome Reexamined: Military Triumphs and the Death of the Roman Republic (#106)
- Rome Reexamined: The Rise of the Roman Republic (#105)
- Greek Accomplishments (#104)
- Ancient Pueblo People: The Anasazi (#103)
- Ancient Britain--Stonehenge to Celtic Iron Age Forts (#102)
- America's Prehistoric Civilizations: The Mound Builders (#101)