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Archaeology

The Abandonment of the Mesa Verde Area in the 13th Century

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Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dr. Donna Glowacki, an archaeologist who has studied the depopulation of the Mesa Verde area in the thirteenth century, about its implications on the social and political realities of prehistoric peoples in the Four Corners area.

More information on Dr. Glowacki's book "Living and Leaving: A Social History of Regional Depopulation in Thirteenth-Century Mesa Verde" can be found here: hwww.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2516.htm

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