Brown Bag Talks: Mesa Verde National Park—Cliff Palace
Preliminary Assessment and Potential Stabilization Methods
James A. Mason, Ph.D., P.E. (National Park Service) will give a presentation reviewing the construction means and methods history of the Cliff Palace Alcove Complex and subsequent work by the National Park Service to repair and stabilize this extraordinary archaeological site. The talk will progress from the initial discovery by local Anglo ranchers, through early repair and stabilization work by National Park Service archeologists and staff, and concludes with results from current preliminary condition assessments and possible stabilization methods for the overall complex.
The Brown Bag talks are held in the OAS conference room at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Talks are informal (and you can bring your bag lunch). Usually, seating is adequate, but we have had 80-plus people show up for a talk in a room that can only hold 35. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is free.
The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.