All four of the Texas sites and the eastern Oklahoma site at Stilwell (OK99) recorded GOM dry deposition hourly rate estimates that were generally uniform across all of the sites and that were four to twelve times lower than the highest Four Corners area site at Mesa Verde National Park
(C099) in southwest Colorado, where GOM dry deposition represented 57% of the annual total mercury deposition estimate at that site for the one-year period of August, 2010-August, 2011.
160, which continues on to southwestern Colorado to another outstanding Four Corners attraction, Mesa Verde National Park
. Famed for its perfectly restored Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and thousands of archaeological sites, Mesa Verde lies about 50 miles beyond Four Corners Monument.
INFO: Mesa Verde National Park
($10 per vehicle, $3 per person for ranger-led tours; 35 miles west of Durango, CO, off U.S.
Mesa Verde National Park
: Shadows of the Centuries.
She says more than half of the people who work at Hovenweep, and the nearby Mesa Verde National Park
, are Native Americans.
Oppelt (an avocational archaeologist with 20 years experience at Mesa Verde National Park
) has written Earth, Fire and Water: The Prehistoric Pottery of Mesa Verde as a readable and exhaustive summary.
Throughout my wandering I had been intrigued by the visible remnants of prehistoric Indian cultures, and one of my last stops was at Mesa Verde National Park
. Preserved there are scores of cliff dwellings built by the Anasazi Indians who once populated the area.
Part of the thrill of Mesa Verde National Park
is imagining what it must have been like to live in a stone village so many centuries ago and comparing it to our own lives.
After our two-night stopover in Monument Valley, we drove to Mesa Verde National Park
, back in Colorado, with its vast verdant sweep and literally endless views.
During the last decade and a half, massive fires have swept through Mesa Verde National Park
and Bandelier National Monument and other southwestern sites, damaging ancient pueblo masonry, petroglyphs, and pottery.
Siphonaptera (fleas) of Mesa Verde National Park
, Montezuma, Colorado.