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Featured Article: Ancient Pueblo Peoples

Ancient Pueblo People or Ancestral Pueblo peoples were an ancient Native American culture centered on the present-day Four Corners area of the United States, comprising southern Utah, northern Arizona, northwest New Mexico, and southern Colorado. They are one of four major prehistoric traditions from the American Southwest. This cultural group has often been referred to in archaeology as the Anasazi, although the term is not preferred by contemporary Pueblo peoples who are believed to be their descendants. The name pueblo derives from the Spanish word meaning "village," which the Spanish explorers called the communities of apartment-like dwellings they encountered in the early seventeenth century.

The origin and exact size and location of this group of people is not clear; nor is the reason for their sudden abandonment of their communities in the twelfth century. The modern Pueblo people generally claim them as their ancestors. However, this is still a matter of speculation, albeit supported by available archaeological evidence.

While many details of this culture's origin, lifestyle, and apparent collapse are unclear, the record of their history stands in the incredible architecture found in numerous sites in the Southwestern states. Thousands of ancient stone structures including cliff dwellings, kivas, "great houses," granaries, and much more remind us of the creative accomplishments of these people who lived so long ago.

Popular Article: The Beatles

The Beatles responding to the welcome from fans at Kennedy Airport in New York City in February 1964
The Beatles were a highly influential English rock 'n' roll band from Liverpool. They are the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful pop music band in music history. The innovative music and style of John Lennon (1940–1980), Paul McCartney (b. 1942), George Harrison (1943–2001), and Ringo Starr (b. 1940) helped to define the 1960s, and they continue to be well regarded for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, their role in the history of popular music, and their contributions to popular culture.

The Beatles popularity led the "British Invasion" of United Kingdom based bands into the United States in the mid-1960s. Their impact on society and popular culture continues to the present day through their attitude, appearance, and statements. The rising social consciousness of the mid twentieth century was, in part, moved along by The Beatles' relevance and social awareness, reflected in their music. In large measure, as a group, they influenced the multitude social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.