"People ask about [Mesa Verde inhabitants] – where did they go? Why did they disappear? – and I think that is the wrong question. I think the question we should be asking is, how did they make it for so long in that place?" says archeologist Steve Nash, a tree-ring specialist who will talk about how Mesa Verde was dated with the trees used to make structures.
In addition to Nash, geologist Bob Raynolds and space scientist Ka Chun Yu will also discuss the ancient dwellings and share their knowledge.
Digital Earth: Mesa Verde is a one-night-only event that begins at 7 p.m. at Gates Planetarium inside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. For tickets and information, visit dmns.org or call 303-322-7009.
Thu., Aug. 28, 7 p.m., 2014