Publisher:Mesa Verde Museum Association, Colorado, USA, 1961
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Mesa Verde Museum Association, 1961, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
Starting c.?7500 BCE Mesa Verde was seasonally inhabited by a group of nomadic Paleo-Indians known as the Foothills Mountain Complex. The variety of projectile points found in the region indicates they were influenced by surrounding areas, including the Great Basin, the San Juan Basin, and the Rio Grande Valley. Later, Archaic people established semi-permanent rock shelters in and around the mesa. By 1000 BCE, the Basket-maker culture emerged from the local Archaic population, and by 750 CE the Ancestral Puebloans had developed from the Basket-maker culture. The Mesa Verdeans survived using a combination of hunting, gathering, and subsistence farming of crops such as corn, beans, and squash. They built the mesa's first pueblos sometime after 650, and by the end of the 12th century, they began to construct the massive cliff dwellings for which the Mesa Verde National Park is best known. By 1285, following a period of social and environmental instability driven by a series of severe and prolonged droughts, they abandoned the area, never to return, and moved south to locations in Arizona and New Mexico, including Rio Chama, Pajarito Plateau, and Santa Fe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 188 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Black titles spine & front. Some creasing to corner of front cover. illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Archaeology; Indigenous Cultures; North American Indians; Native Americans; United States; Anthropology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3755.