Human History

Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa has a long history of human use, with clear evidence of Native American habitation as well as structures revealing a rich ranching history since the first settlements in the late 1860s. Original homestead structures provide a glimpse into the history and challenges of life in this arid region. We aim to study and document human history on this landscape to better understand the evolution of sustainability on the Colorado Plateau.

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Last Updated: 10/5/16