Water Mysteries of Mesa Verde

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When Kenneth Wright went hiking through Mesa Verde National Park with his wife, he didn't expect to be pulled into a research project on ancient waterworks. But he was. It started with a structure called the Morefield Mound. The use of this structure had been debated by scientists all over the world. Using the science of paleohydrology--the study of water use and water handling by ancient people--Wright and his researchers were able to prove that this and other similar sights in the park were in fact reservoirs for ancient peoples who lived in Mesa Verde. This enthralling book meticulously recounts the intelligence, the ingenuity, and the forethought of our ancestors.

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Kenneth R. Wright, P.E. has degrees in civil and environmental engineering and business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as Chief Engineer and Chief Financial Officer of Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, a company he founded in 1961. In addition, he founded the nonprofit foundation, Wright Paleohydrological Institiute, to faciliatate public education and ongoing paleohydrologic research at Mesa Verde National Park and at sites in Peru. He is the author of Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel and an upcoming book on Tipon, also in Peru.

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