Cibola 90

This entry is part 89 of 119 in the series Cibola

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[God] brought light out of darkness, not out of a lesser light; he can bring thy Summer out of Winter, though thou have no Spring . . . . Now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of spring, but as the Sun at noon.
JOHN DONNE
Christmas sermon

Hohokam floodwater cultivators lived from the bounty of storm-driven floods but were simultaneously subject to the unpredictable consequences of uncontrolled flows. As shallow drainages flooded and shifted across alluvial fans, they buried the houses of farmers in the same rich sediments that nourished their fields. . . . Unlike their counterparts in the Old World, the Hohokam were direct gatherers and consumers of desert vegetation, without domestic animals [such as sheep, goats and cattle] as highly efficient, but ultimately destructive, harvesters . . .
SUZANNE K. FISH
“Hohokam Impacts on Sonoran Desert Environment”

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.
JOHN THE BAPTIST
Gospel According to John 1:29

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