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Life Style

The Anasazis grew beans, corn, and squash. They would it raw or in a soup. They also ate mice and rabbits and hunted deer and sheep. The Anasazis would eat their meat roasted, stewed, or dried.

Men would farm, hunt, weave, make tools, and raise animals. Women took care of the children, prepared the food, and made pottery. Children would play, or if they were old enough, help with simple tasks.

Religion was based preserving on harmony with the natural world. Important and religious concepts wet associated with seasonal tasks including farming and hunting. There were rarely any shamanic practices and shamans. Priests were thought to have a special level of communication with spirits and deities through their profession and personal character.

Early Anasazis lived in small groups made up of 10 to 25 people, governed by the clan elders. As society grew, society grouped together, forming communities. There were no kings and queens in the Anasazi government.

Society was matriarchal, meaning that the women were powerful in the family or organisation. Some religious and civil authority were reserved for men. Wives had the right to divorce and evict her husband. Husbands traditionally moved into the wife's household.

The Anasazis believed in the Creator and that every living thing is said to be part of the Creator. The Anasazis also believed in many supernatural beings and nature spirits. The Anasazis believed in "evil" and thought of it as imbalance between the universe. They believed that "good" was the result of positive thinking and actions.  


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