Basket Maker Mummies
Biographical Information
Name(s) Basket Maker Mummies
Age N/A
Status N/A
Height 5ft-5.5ft
Culture Basketmaker culture
Date(s) 1500 B.C.- A.D. 500
Site Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Current Location
Location Penn Museum
Catalog #
The Basket Maker mummies were found in 1889 in what is now Mesa Verde National Park. These mummies came from the Anasazi people. These mummies are up to 1,500 years to 2,000 years old. They were found in a unique condition in the caves. They were wrapped in blankets or furs.

Mesa Verde Park


They were mummified due to the environmental conditions in the cave.  


The Anasazi people were known for their basket making and they had done that for many generations. On the archaeological site approximately 2000 baskets were found. They made their own accessoriessuch as necklaces, bracelets with stones, shells and wore them. 

External Links

Wilcox, C. (1999). Mummies & their mysteries. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press. Basketmaker culture. (2017, March 11).

Retrieved March 16, 2017, from

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