Definitions for anasaziˌɑ nəˈsɑ zi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
A•na•sa•ziˌɑ nəˈsɑ zi(n.)(pl.)-zis; -zi.
a Basket Maker–Pueblo culture of the plateau region of N Arizona and New Mexico and of S Utah and Colorado, dating probably from a .d . 100 to 1300.
a member of the people producing this culture.
Category: Archaeology, Peoples
Origin of Anasazi:
1936; < Navajo 'anaasází ancient inhabitants of the Pueblo ruins
a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Any of a Native American people who once lived in cliff-dwellings in Utah and Colorado.
The language once spoken by these people.
Origin: From anaasází, from anaaʼí + bizází
"Anasazi" is the twenty-fifth episode and season finale of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on May 19, 1995. It was written by series creator Chris Carter based on a story he developed with lead actor David Duchovny. The episode was directed by R. W. Goodwin, and featured guest appearances by Peter Donat, Nicholas Lea, Mitch Pileggi and Floyd Red Crow Westerman. The episode helped explore the overarching mythology, or fictional history of The X-Files. "Anasazi" earned a Nielsen household rating of 10.1, being watched by 9.6 million households in its initial broadcast; and received positive reviews from critics. The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In the episode, Mulder and Scully come into possession of a tape containing classified government files, and attempt to decipher its contents. Meanwhile, Mulder's mental health begins to deteriorate, and a mysterious corpse is discovered on a New Mexico reservation. "Anasazi" is part of a three-episode storyline, with the plot carrying on in the third season episodes "The Blessing Way" and "Paper Clip".
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