People of the Mesa Verde Country: An Archaeological Remembrance

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Archaeologist, journalist, public servant, and visionary Ian M. "Sandy" Thompson's life was, in a way, an extended meditation on the land, history, and culture of the Southwest's Four Corners region. In this, his last book, he combines the perspectives of archaeologists and modern Puebloans with his own poetic observations on landscape, community, and change -- poignantly revealing deep connections between ancient and contemporary life on the Great Sage Plain.
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Overview

Archaeologist, journalist, public servant, and visionary Ian M. "Sandy" Thompson's life was, in a way, an extended meditation on the land, history, and culture of the Southwest's Four Corners region. In this, his last book, he combines the perspectives of archaeologists and modern Puebloans with his own poetic observations on landscape, community, and change -- poignantly revealing deep connections between ancient and contemporary life on the Great Sage Plain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565794740
  • Publisher: Westcliffe Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Preface 14
Chapter 1 Ackmen, Land of Opportunity 16
Chapter 2 Twelve Thousand Years in the San Juan Country 28
Chapter 3 Duckfoot 46
Chapter 4 Communities on the Move 68
Chapter 5 Sand Canyon Pueblo and the Great Emigration 82
Chapter 6 Messages on the Landscape 92
Chapter 7 Histories Well-Told; Secrets Well-Kept 104
Afterword 118
Notes 126
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