Digging for the Truth

Season 1 Episode 13

Mystery of the Anasazi

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 09, 2005 on The History Channel
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Mystery of the Anasazi
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In the American Southwest, there is no more puzzling mystery than the magnificent stone cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Why did the Anasazi Indians suddenly move their villages to these perilous cliffs in the 13th century--and then abandon them just decades later--and seemingly disappear from history? Was it drought? Invading tribes? Or an insidious "cancer" from within that may have caused them to turn to fierce warfare and even cannibalism? In search of answers, our host, the intrepid explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein, travels from Mesa Verde, Colorado to remote canyons in Utah where the Anasazi took refuge. Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, he finally ends up, in his search for the truth, in the eerie and desolate ruins of the Anasazi's greatest cultural center--Chaco Canyon.moreless
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      • Josh: This week join me in the American Southwest as I explore one of archaeology's greatest mysteries. Why did the ancient inhabitants of this land, the Anasazi, build these incredible cliff dwellings only to abandon them decades later and seemingly disappear from history? To find out I'm going to take to the air, dangle from dangerous cliffs and explore some of America's most spectacular archaeological sites. We're digging for the truth and we're going to extremes to do it.

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