A Thief of Time: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Four Corners

This is the area near where the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico converge. This is the physical setting of the book, and the location of the Navajo reservation. The Four Corners region is noted for it's barren beauty.

Anazazi

The Anasazi were an ancient culture that inhabited the American Southwest. Many anthropologists believe the Anasazi thrived in the Four Corners region from around 1200 B.C. until 1300 A.D. The Anasazi left behind thousands of dwelling sites, including impressive cliff dwellings, but no one today knows why the Anasazi abandoned these sites.

Pot Hunters

Pot hunters are people that illegally dig in archeological sites to find ceramic pots to sell to collectors. These people are also referred to as "thieves of time."

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

This national park is where many Anasazi archeological sites are found, and it is the residence of...

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