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EAC lecture series continues with “Virtual Tour of Mesa Verde”

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EAC lecture series continues with “Virtual Tour of Mesa Verde”

By Tamara Gerleve

THATCHER, AZ—Have you ever wanted to visit the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in Colorado? If so, come join us for the next lecture in the Discover Anthropology lecture series, “A Virtual Tour of Mesa Verde.”

On February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of the Discovery Park Campus, EAC will present a virtual tour of the ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) villages at the 120-year old Mesa Verde National Park. This presentation, suitable for all ages, will last just over an hour and is offered free of charge.

The ancestral Puebloans lived in the area of Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado for over 1300 years. There are 4,000 known archaeological sites in the park and over 600 cliff dwellings. In this virtual visit, attendees will quickly examine eleven Great Houses, including Cliff Palace, Balcony House, Square Tower House, Far View, and Sun Temple.

“First visited by non-native people in 1847, these ruins are some of the best preserved dwellings in the US,” said Dean Harry Swanson, who will serve as the tour guide on this virtual journey through Mesa Verde. For more information about this upcoming lecture or the Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260.