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Mesa Verde, with its stunning landscapes and cliff dwellings, has intrigued researchers and visitors for more than a century. But "Mesa Verde" represents more than cliff dwellings--its peoples created a culture that thrived for a thousand years in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah. Archaeologists have discovered dozens of long-buried hamlets and villages spread f ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published March 22nd 2007 by School of American Research Press (first published May 1st 2006)
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I read this book before my NEH Summer Workshop at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. It was a solid way to prep and to help develop some background knowledge. It was very entertaining and focused largely on Pueblo people from the Archaic period to the present. The book was well organized by chapter, informative, and engaging. By the time I left for my program in Cortez, Colorado I felt reasonably prepared. I don't have much of a mind for dates, but I was able to clearly understand the distinctio ...more
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I read this for a class/workshop/adventure I'm taking in CO this summer. It's a book you read with a highlighter....need I say more? But, I enjoyed it a lot. All the things archaeologists have been able to figure out baffles me.
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David Grant Noble was raised in rural Massachusetts, attended Yale University, and began photographing seriously in 1962 while serving in army counterintelligence in Vietnam. In the 1960s, while living in New York City, he wrote and photographed for the weekly newspaper, Manhattan East, covering anti-Vietnam war rallies in New York and Washington, D.C. among other assignments. He also documented M ...more