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"Drought Reveals Archaeological Treasures in Arizona"
Drought Reveals Archaeological Treasures in Arizona
trefwoorden: VS - Arizona - Rooseveltmeer - rock fortress
Roosevelt Lake in east central Arizona provides most of the drinking water for the three million residents of metro Phoenix.
Because of the extended drought in the southwest, the lake is two thirds empty. That's bad for people depending on the water, but archaeologists have hit the jackpot.
Roosevelt Lake is buried deep in a rocky, dusty basin of the Tonto National Forest about 100 kilometers northeast of Phoenix. It's not easy to get to, even in a four-wheel-drive truck. But for scientists eager to study past cultures, it's well worth the effort.
Lees verder bij: VOA News (6 juli 2003)