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Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde
by David Taylor and Steve Wolverton
University of Utah Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-60781-413-9 | Paper: 978-1-60781-412-2
Library of Congress Classification E99.P9S877 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 978.82701


The Mesa Verde region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and is an area fraught with complexities, anomalies, and layers of histories. Sushi in Cortez is a collection of essays by an interdisciplinary group of academics, artists, and cultural observers that explores this diverse landscape and heritage by combining and sharing the differing perspectives provided by various disciplines. Poetry, film, environmental philosophy, nature photography, native Pueblo perspectives, and archaeology are used to touch on the common questions people ask about the value of their work and lives as well as the value of visiting ancient sites such as Mesa Verde. The authors share personal stories about the difficulties, joys, confusions, and epiphanies they experienced as they crossed the boundaries of their professional lives, coming to understand how incomplete any single rendition of place can be. Find additional images on our website 

Take a look inside the authors’ Mesa Verde experience in this short film,“Location Fracture” by Melinda Levin.

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