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    Mesa Verde National Park Mesa Verde is a national park everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It 's a site to behold and one full of history and intrigue. For those with a passion for archeology it is a gold mine of interesting ruins, artifacts, and new discoveries to be made. Mesa Verde is a national park as well as a world heritage center. It is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Within it 's canyon are many ruins including 150 room “cliff palace” as well as other structures top side. The only access to the structures inside the canyon was to literally climb down the shear canyon wall using foot holds. This allowed protection from any outside intruders. They were built with materials found in the surrounding area such as wood, mortar and sandstone. They were used by the ancestral puebloans for over 600 years starting around the 1190 's. These structures served several purposes such as living quarters and storage rooms. Others held symbolic purposes and provides a place to gather, for ceremonies and for leaders. Many…

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    history of Mesa Verde National Park represents diversity as much as the cultural history. Mesa Verde is located in Southwestern Colorado which is one of the four states that is included in the Colorado Plateau. It became a national park in 1906 in order to preserve and protect the famous cliff dwellings and artifacts. Beginning back in 550 A.D to 1300 A.D, Ancestral Puebloans came to realize the diversity of Mesa Verde National Park and used its landscape to create and maintain life. It was the…

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    June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park to "preserve the works of man," the first national park of its kind.. Today, they continue preservation of both cultural and natural resources. It is the focus of the park's research and resource management staff. I wrote this essay to inform the 6th grade English class about the Mesa Verde National Park. It is vandalism wantonly to destroy or to permit the destruction of what is beautiful in nature, whether it be…

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    In the Mesa Verde region in the South Western corner of Colorado, existed a group of people known as the Anasazi, or Puebloans. Mesa Verde was occupied by farmers who lived in cliff dwellings. Due to its high elevation, it was believed that when the surrounding areas were experiencing bad conditions, people would move to Mesa Verde. The Anasazi existed in this region from about 600 AD to 1300 A.D. Between 700 and 850 AD, the population in this region doubled in size. However, just a few hundred…

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    these people were forced off their land by disease, human impact on the environment, warfare, and environmental and climate change all have been used by historians and archaeologist to explain the collapse of these civilizations. This essay will focus on two of these complex societies, the Mesa Verde region of the American Southwest and the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica and exam the causes and the evidence for their collapse, and also what happened to the people that inhabited these areas…

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    In contrast to the Greek’s wealth of myths but lack of evidence, in Anasazi communities in the American Southwest during the twelfth century CE there is direct evidence of cannibalism, but no myths containing the subject. This may be due to quickly evolving environments and situations as well as possibly feelings of fear associated with these changes. The Ute Lands Archaeological Project excavated three residential pithouses (features 3, 13, and 15) from Cowboy Wash in the Mesa Verde Region from…

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    What do you think when you hear about the cliff dwellings of Machu Picchu and Mesa Verde? Thesis: The Machu Picchu and Mesa Verde cliff dwellings were ancient civilizations that contained both differences and similarities, and they were highly important. Mostly because of their harvestation, supplies, skills, terrains, structures, and artifacts. The Machu Picchu cliff dwellings were different in several ways regarding farming, building, and other numerous things. According to Source Three,…

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    Baring their Teeth: The Anasazi Legacy The culture of the Ancient Puebloans, or Anasazi, is mostly left to mere guesswork. Their written language is a dead to today 's linguists. The only thing left to understand about their lives is found in what they left behind; which was much more than a few pieces of gorgeous pottery. For 2,000 years the anasazi ruled Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, and Kayenta, spanning most of the southwest United States writes Kathy Weiser. From 1200 B.C. to 1300 A.D. The…

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    Denise D. Meringolo, the author of “Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Towards a New Genealogy of Public History” purpose of her book is to expand on the field of public history and to educate the historical background of public history. Meringolo’s purpose is to add a layer of importance to the National Park Service, the importance of higher education, and the maintenance of Mesa Verde. She focuses on the nineteenth century when the government decided to take the steps to collect and…

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    established five national parks and protected approximately 230 million acres of public land. President Theodore Roosevelt conserved many natural environments of the…

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