Definition of Basket Maker in English:

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Basket Maker

noun

A member of a culture of the southwestern US, forming the early stages of the Anasazi culture, from the 1st century bc until circa ad 700. The name comes from the basketry and other woven fragments found in early cave sites.
Example sentences
  • To archaeologists they are known as the San Francisco Culture or the Basket Makers, and are commonly but mistakenly referred to as the Anasazi (a Navajo word originally meaning ‘the enemy’).
  • Some Basket Makers may have moved and may have been the ancestors of other Native American tribes.
  • Animals were also caught by the Basket Makers with a variety of ingenious nets and snares.

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Syllabification: Bas·ket Mak·er

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