National Parks: Mesa Verde

National Parks: Mesa Verde

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead Mesa Verde is one of America’s most recognizable parks with its spectacular cave palaces. Since its creation in in June of 1906, the park has had millions of visitors and has consistently remained one of the...
National Parks: The National Park of American Samoa

National Parks: The National Park of American Samoa

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead Gates of the Arctic may have sounded like the most remote National Park in the U.S., but the one to actually win that prize is the National Park of American Samoa. Located almost 5000 miles from the coast of...
National Parks: Mammoth Cave

National Parks: Mammoth Cave

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead So far in the National Park blog series, we’ve discussed parks like Gates of the Arctic, which is known for tall mountains and gorgeous valleys, as well as the Everglades, which is known for its grass seas...
National Parks: The Everglades

National Parks: The Everglades

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology  Interim Program Lead Dark-stained, shallow waters with grass as far as the eye can see is one of the signature views within the 22nd National Park. The Everglades are well known for how its unique, fragile, and incredibly...
National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

National Parks: Gates of the Arctic

By Katherine Hodge, Project Archaeology Interim Program Lead Gates of the Arctic is the northernmost National Park within the United States and is located in north-central Alaska. It is the second-largest National Park in the states, covering 8.5 million acres of...