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Cliff Dwellers of Cedar Mesa - The Culture, Sites, and Exodus of the Ancestral Puebloans
About this Item
The canyon country of Cedar Mesa holds national treasures. This high sandstone plateau in southeast Utah shelters some of the best-preserved remains of ancient dwellings known in the United States. Most of these masonry structures were built eight centuries ago, but remarkable examples of rock art document people's presence many centuries earlier.
This rich archaeological legacy records the lives of Ancestral Puebloan farmers who were adept at living in the high-desert country of the Southwest's Four Corners region.
In this book, author and photographer Donald Rommes and author William Lipe share their abiding fascination with Cedar Mesa's deep cultural history. Bill Lipe's archaeological insights and Don Rommes' stunning photographs show why they, and so many others, are drawn to this place.
Both men know the joys of discovery here, but they also know how precious and vulnerable these sites are. Cedar Mesa is on the verge of being "loved to death" by growing visitation and other impacts we bring.
The authors call for new measures of protection for this huge, remote area and its irreplaceable archaeological wealth--protection to assure we do not lose this vital connection to the past.
Produced by CNHA, Cultural History
COMB RIDGE AND ITS PEOPLE
Grand Gulch and Cedar Mesa Plateau
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