Message #357:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Carl Lumholtz Sought Anasazi But Found Mogollon
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 96 08:59:00 MST
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The November 1996 Smithsonian Magazine contains an article on Carl 
Lumholtz's work in Mexico in the 1890's. The on-line version of 
Smithsonian Magazine provides an informative abstract and accompanying
photographs from the printed article.

For SASIG readers with no web browser and E-mail-only access, a gist of the 
Smithsonian Magazine abstract:

"  Tracking a vanished people through the Sierra Madre.... In 1890, Carl 
Lumholtz.....found the Mogollon.....
In 1880, armed with a degree in natural science, he set off....Seven years 
later, he got the idea for his next adventure. It would be another year 
before the discovery of Cliff Palace....[and] other ancient ruins scattered 
across the American Southwest..... [A].....prehistoric culture of "cliff 
dwellers".... vanished into thin air.  Lumholtz speculated that they had 
migrated south.....In six and a half years in Mexico, he didn't find a 
single Anasazi. But he did find remarkable ruins....Years later, 
archaeologists determined that there were separate ancient cultures in 
....the American Southwest.....Lumholtz had stumbled upon....the 

Accompanying the on-line abstract are links to other web sites: