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The Tusayan Ritual

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Excerpt from The Tusayan Ritual: A Study of the Influence Environment on Aboriginal CultsNor is the unremunerative soil the only ... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from The Tusayan Ritual: A Study of the Influence Environment on Aboriginal Cults

Nor is the unremunerative soil the only hostile environment with which this industrious race of aboriginal farmers has had to contend. Incoming marauders, in the form of nomadic enemies, have from pre historic times harassed them, preyed on their farms, and forced them to adopt inaccessible mesa tops, high above their fields, for protection. Perched on these rocky eminences they have erected seven stone vil lages in so clever a way that they seem to be a part of the cliffs. Ani mals in desert surroundings as a protective device have taken on the color of the soil, but these men have built their towns In the cliffs so deftly that they seem to be parts of the mesas themselves. They have succeeded well in this protective device, due to environment, for at a distance the pueblos are indistinguishable from the cliffs on which they stand.

I need not dwell on the forbidding aspect of the mesa tops on which these villages are built. Not a Sprig of verdure, drop of water, or frag ment of fuel is to be found upon them. If there is one physical feature which may be said to characterize Tusayan, it is the paucity of water, or rather its unequal distribution in different seasons of the year.

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Titel: The Tusayan Ritual
Untertitel: A Study of the Influence Environment on Aboriginal Cults (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9780282552138
ISBN: 0282552138
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 36
Gewicht: 64g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2017

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