Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK!
– Mesa Verde National Park at 100–and the Mysteries It Contains: On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the bill that made Mesa Verde a national park. At the end of this month the park celebrates its hundredth birthday with a weekend of special events.
http://tinyurl.com/grs28 (American Heritage)
– Photographs shine in Mesa Verde book: In the logjam of books, music and exhibits surrounding Mesa Verde’s centennial as a national park, the handsomest book so far is Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years, put out by the park’s Museum Association with Fulcrum Publishing.
http://tinyurl.com/ez5jp (Durango Herald)
– Mesa Verde celebrates 100 years
http://tinyurl.com/fup38 (The Daily Sentinel – Grand Junction)
– Party’s on for Mesa Verde
OTHER NEWS – Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments Act of 2005
– Hopi Tribal Chairman Ivan Sidney on Tuesday told the U.S. House Committee on Resources that the Hopi Tribe is opposed to amending the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act and urged the committee to reconsider moving forward with a bill that would pit Hopi and Navajo against each other.
– Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., in testimony this week before the U.S. House Resources Committee, requested an independent, “unbiased” non-federal consultant conduct a one-year study to examine the impacts of relocation on the Navajo and Hopi people.