TIM HOVEZAK // CULTURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM MANAGER // MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
Tim and Kayla talk about the Spruce Tree House preservation project, including past work down by the early Park Service, and the day they realized there was an issue with the alcove.
ALEX SUAZO // OPERATIONS MANAGER at PUYE CLIFF DWELLINGS // SANTA CLARA PUEBLO
Alex, Kayla, Cally (plus Ranger Spencer from Mesa Verde National Park) talk about the history at Puye Cliff Dwellings, and the preservation philosophy of the Santa Clara people.
DAN SIMPLICIO // ZUNI PUEBLO // CULTURAL SPECIALIST // CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER
Dan and Kayla talk about what the sites at Mesa Verde mean to the people of Zuni today, as well as the Learning Pueblo at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a replica of an Ancestral Pueblo village constructed in the Montezuma Valley to educate the public about life 700 years ago.
JAMES MASON // GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER // MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
James and Kayla talk details about the Spruce Tree House alcove: the potential risks and benefits of the plan, and the precise and groundbreaking engineering design that has been developed for the project.