In 1956, Congress handed laws that supplied authorization and money for emergency examine to be performed in Glen Canyon based on the specter of losses published through the development of the Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona. For 8 years, scientists labored opposed to the clock to list the archaeology, geology, background, and paleontology of the quarter prior to the waters of Lake Powell coated the area.
In this hugely interpretive precis, Jesse Jennings preserves the achievements of the salvage staff and explains how the reveals affected past conclusions. Maps and images catch archaeological artifacts in addition to the panorama of the world. This booklet additionally highlights the bigger outcomes of the large salvage venture — between them the stimulation of extra Southwest learn, the purposes of strategies made according to emergency occasions, and a beneficial point of view at the Pueblo tradition. simply because this region is changing into more and more arguable, with a raging debate over even if Lake Powell could be tired, Glen Canyon: An Archaeological precis stands as greater than a version of salvage archaeology. it's also a checklist and testomony of the wealthy heritage of Glen Canyon.
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