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- any of several early American Indian cultures of the SW U.S. (c. 100-700) characterized by great skill in basket making and by the later development of basket molds for the construction and drying of mud pottery
- a member of the people who produced this culture
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Any of several early periods of Anasazi culture preceding the Pueblo periods and characterized by the use of wicker basketry, dry farming, and coiled pottery.
- A member of the Anasazi people who produced this culture.