Comments on Session I: Archeological Foundations
Lipe, William D.
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Here William D. Lipe provides remarks on the occasion of Mesa Verde National Park's centennial and the century or more of research in the park and surrounding areas. He comments on the 1906 Antiquities Act and the act creating Mesa Verde National Park, and the impact of said acts on North American archaeology and the general public. He concludes by noting the great importance of the archaeological resources of Mesa Verde National Park and the greater Mesa Verde cultural area.