Endangered: Historic preservation trust frets about Chaco
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#1 Jun 16, 2011
You have got to be kidding.This can't be a serious story.The NTHP needs to get a life.These site were wiped out a long time ago and if you have ever been to these ruins it's not hard to tell that they have been rebuilt by modern men by modern methods.
The ruins could be damaged by a oil leak like the Gulf oil spill.Give me a break!!!Big trucks rolling by!!Get real.Just get some more Quik-Crete and fix them up.Life goes on.Get used to it!!!!!!!!!!
#2 Jun 17, 2011
non-profit orcs only means they don't want to pay taxes on the money they steal.
Since: May 10
#3 Jun 17, 2011
I always figured the sites were "endangered" because they'd gone some 900 years with no maintenance.
Sorry to say, but none of the indigenous peoples cared much about the sites (except for perhaps a source of ready-made building materials), until some self-righteous white guys came along and decided the sites were "important", and talked government into using taxpayer funds to preserve them.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation more often than not blames industries like mining, oil, and natural gas for "endangering" these historical sites, yet the truth is, it's precisely because of the taxes these industries generate that government could afford to dig up, rebuild, and preserve the sites.
And then no one among the indigenous peoples, ostensibly the descendants of the builders, could be found who even knew what the places were supposed to look like. Which often lead to serious errors in reconstruction, ala the "Grand Kiva" at Aztec ruins, which is an impressive building now believed to be nothing like the original which stood there.
Rather than looking to blame modern life for "endangering" the historic sites in New Mexico, the Trust should be happy that our nation cares enough to save what was left of them.
#4 Jun 18, 2011
America should be declared indangered from the enviro-whackos and other Gore-ites that want to distroy it.
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