|`If you enjoy the discovery
and study of archaeology and the Breathtakingly Beautiful Southwest Vistas, plan to
join us for the Archaeology of the Mesa Verde region in April of 2015. Mesa
Verde, in Coloradoís Four Corners Country, is renowned for striking
landscapes and spectacular pre-historic cliff dwellings, the last homes
of the Anasazi before the regionís abrupt abandonment in A.D. 1280.
Who walked through these doors?
you ever wonder where the people of Mesa Verde came from?
Where did they go?
along with us and acquire a personal and chronological understanding of the
great span of Pueblo history in this region; during our days of exploration there,
archaeologist Jonathan Till will unravel the past by visiting both
seldom-seen sites in the archaeologically rich Montezuma Valley, and, of
incredible Mesa Verde itself!
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interest in this program...
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favorite learning vacations...
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photography, well, we hope these pictures speak to you...
|The vast Mesa Verde
southwestern Colorado's bright blue sky, and is renowned for its striking landscape and
spectacular cliff dwellings, many of which were constructed in the A.D.
1200s. These same places have received much notoriety as the last homes
of the so-called ďAnasaziĒ before the regionís abrupt abandonment
in A.D. 1280.
Where did these people
come from and where did they go?
To understand the great
span of Pueblo history in the Four Corners region, we need to begin our
exploration at sites situated in the archaeologically rich Montezuma
Valley, an amazing, beautiful and comparatively little-known basin
country that lies at the foot of the Mesa Verde; our archaeologist
scholar, Jonathan Till knows this region intimately.
Jonathan will unravel the past
for you as we visit a
variety of sites -- small & large prehistoric villages, a
prehistoric road, great kiva and Great House -- that date to different
points in time during the 700-year Pueblo history.
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enjoy Jonathanís style and his long-time hands-on knowledge of the area.
He's Curator at Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding Utah; he'll show us
some of the vast collection there on our last day.
Adding to that experience,
we will turn our attention to the incredible Mesa Verde itself and will
complete our story with visits to a number of sites, including walking
through large cliff dwellings.
The tour begins in Tucson, Arizona.
Travel with us
round-trip from Tucson through some of Arizonaís
most breathtaking scenery, then through strikingly beautiful Navajo Land
and into Coloradoís fabled Four Corners Country. Comfortable
accommodations, deluxe group travel and trip cancellation insurance, all
breakfasts and several picnics afield are included.
The wildlife habitat both
on the Mesa Verde and in the surrounding Montezuma Valley is plentiful and
photogenic. We saw and photographed mule deer and turkeys to the point
they became commonplace...
almost. Birds are everywhere. While scouting for an earlier trip in
2010, Mary and I enjoyed the best look at a wild mountain lion we've
ever enjoyed, though it was quick and at dusk and no pictures were
Our memorable journey
between Tucson and Colorado will take us through some of Arizona's most
scenic country, across Navajo land and into the fabled four-corners. In
our 10 days of initial scouting of the area, we gathered sufficient
opportunities for more than the length and content of this one journey,
so, we've selected significant sites and museums, very comfortable
accommodations throughout the trip, and discovered some really great
places to eat, too.
We are pleased to offer
this learning vacation again for 2016!
The first 19 decisive
people will be able to anticipate and share this unique learning
vacation, and we are taking your reservations now.
Please call or email with
any questions...(520) 887-2340;
Vast Montezuma Valley from Mesa Verde
Sleeping Ute Mtn. from Montezuma Valley
La Plata Mountains...distant &
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
you're not yet a member of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this
is a great time to make that happen click here: www.desertmuseum.org
QUESTIONS & RESERVATIONS ?
Call Mary & Piet Van de Mark at Baja's
(Tucson, Arizona) (520)
$xxxx per person double occupancy roundtrip from Tucson or
occupancy private rooms are available.
Any Questions? Call
Piet Van de Mark at Baja's Frontier Tours
(Tucson, Arizona) 520-887-2340.
Travel and Trip Cancellation Insurance is included.
may assure your spot on this learning vacation with a deposit of $300 per
Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:
520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)
Frontier Tours LLC Tucson, Arizona 2009