National parks: special program for ruins in ruins
"Oh, man," art conservator Larry Humetewa muttered as he bent to inspect the damage in the" cavate," a large, cave-live room.
Vandalism is just one of many threats to the fragile archaeological sites that are the heart of national parks and monuments in the arid West.
They're hammered by sun and rain, freezes and thaws, wind and the abrasive sand it carries. They're invaded by pests and human visitors who can't resist touching.
In short, the ruins are in ruins.
comments powered by Disqus
- Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91
- Former spokesman of B.C. anti-immigration group wants UBC history prof fired
- Harvard's Steven Shapin Wins History of Science Award
- Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics
- Juan Cole says the postwar Middle East governments were modeled on the Soviet Union, though not communist (interview)