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Mesa Verde National Park

Selected References

Breteritz, D. A. and Smith, J. E., 1987, Mesa Verde, the Green Table: in A Photographic and Comprehensive Guide to National Parkways - Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly and Hovenweep: Yandell, M. D., Casper, Wyoming: World-Wide Research and Publishing Company, p. 26-69.

Carrara, P. E., 2009, Preliminary map of landslide deposits in the Mesa Verde National Park area, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3090, scale 1:50,000.

Cobban, W. A., Merewether, E. A., Fouch, T. D., and Obradovich, J. D., 1994, Some Cretaceous shorelines in
the Western Interior of the United States, in Caputo, M. V. , Peterson, J. A., and Franczyk, K. J. ,
editors,, Mesozoic Systems of the Rocky Mountain Region, USA: Rocky Mountain Section, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Denver, CO, p. 393-414.

Condon, S. M., 1991, Geologic and structure contour map of the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation and adjacent areas, southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2083, scale 1:100,000.

Dorn, R. I. and Oberlander, T. M., 1982, Rock varnish: Progress in Physical Geography, v. 6, p. 317-366.

Garvie, L. A. J., Burt, D. M., and Buseck, P. R., 2008, Nanometer-scale complexity, growth, and diagenesis in desert varnish: Geology, v. 36, no. 3, p. 215-218.


Gomez, V. L., 2005, Tourism and Preservation in Gateway Communities: A Case Study of the Towns Surrounding Mesa Verde National Park: University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Masters thesis, 98 p.

Griffitts, M. O., 1990, Guide to the geology of Mesa Verde National Park: Mesa Verde Museum Association, 88 p.

Herold, J., 1961, Prehistoric Settlement and Physical Environment in the Mesa Verde Area: Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Anthropological Papers no. 53, 218 p.

Kauffman, E. G., 1977, Geological and biological overview. Western Interior Cretaceous basin: The Mountain Geologist, v. 14, p. 75-99.

Lim, A. B., 2009, Soft Capping of Archaeological Masonry Walls: Far View House, Mesa Verde National Park: University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation thesis, 185 p.

Lipke, W. D. and Varien, M. D., 1999, Chapter 9, Pueblo III (A.D. 1150-1300): in Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Southern Colorado River Basin: Colorado Council of Professional Archeologists, p. 290-352.

National Park Service, 1996, Chaco Canyon: Historical Aspects: Chaco Culture National Historic Park, World Heritage website.

National Park Service, 2005, Geology of Mesa Verde: Mesa Verde National Park website.

National Park Service, 2006, Mesa Verde National Park Geologic Resource Evaluation Report: Denver, Colorado: Geologic Resources Division, Natural Resource Program Center, Natural Resource Report NPS/NRPC/GRD/NRR-2006/015, 29 p. Available 0n-line at: http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/inventory/publications/reports/meve_gre_rpt_view.pdf.

National Park Service, 2010, Activity 3: Background Information, Ancestral Puebloan Chronology at Mesa Verde: Mesa Verde National Park, For Teachers website. Available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/meve/forteachers/upload/ep_activity3_chronology.pdf.

National Park Service, 2009, Ancestral Puebloans and Their World: Mesa Verde National Park, For Teachers website.

MVMA, 1995, Cliff Palace 1995 Site Guide: Mesa Verde, Colorado: The Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA), Inc, booklet (available from the association).

MVMA, 1995b, Far View 1995 Site Guide: Mesa Verde, Colorado: The Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA), Inc., booklet (available from the association).

MVMA, 1995c, Spruce House 1995 Site Guide: Mesa Verde, Colorado: The Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA), Inc., booklet (available from the association).

Rossman, 2010, What is desert varnish? Pasadena, California, California Institute of Technology, Mineral Spectoscopy website.

Smith, D. A., 2002, Mesa Verde National Park; shadows of the centuries. University Press of Colorado, revised edition, 275 p.

Uhler, J. W., 2007, Mesa Verde National Park Information Page: Hillclimb Media website. .

Wanek, A. A., 1954, Geologic map of the Mesa Verde area, Montezuma County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Map OM-152, scale 1:63,360.

Watson, D., 1954, Introduction to Mesa Verde: in Archeological Excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, Lancaster, J. A., Pinley, J. M., Van Cleave, P. F., and Watson, D., Washington, DC: National Park Service, Archeological Research Series Number 2.

Yandell, M. D., 1987, A Photographic and Comprehensive Guide to Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly & Hovenweep: National Parkways and World-Wide Research and Publishing Company, 88 p.

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