|The Basket Maker Mummies|
|Name(s)||Basket Maker Mummies|
|Date(s)||1500 B.C.- A.D. 500|
|Site||Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado|
BiographyEditThe Basket Maker mummies were found in 1889 in what is currently known as Mesa Verde National Park. These mummies came from a Native group known as Anasazi people. According to the scientists, the reason they are called "basket maker" mummies is due to their culture of making and using a lot of baskets. These mummies are up to 1500 years to 2000 years old. They were found in a unique condition in the caves. They were wrapped in blankets or furs. However, it is unclear as to why they were covered like that and for what purpose.
They were mummified due to the environmental conditions in the cave.According to the scientists, it was very warm there and that caused them to be mummified. It is unclear how they died.
The Anasazi people were known for their culture of basket making and they had done that for many generations. On the archaeological site approximately 2000 baskets were found. They made their own accessories such as necklaces, bracelets with stones, shells and wore them.
Wilcox, C. (1999). Mummies & their mysteries. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press.
Basketmaker culture. (2017, March 11). Retrieved March 16, 2017, from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketmaker_culture