This particular book offers an insight into the desert southwest’s past. It contains an official publication of an archaeological study. It can be a bit cumbersome to someone other than an archaeologist, but it is a study worth reading. One of the reasons this particular study has meant a great deal to me is because it covers an area that I have explored extensively and know well. For anyone taking on a mountain range or an ecosystem as a whole it will be worthwhile looking up the various archaeological studies that pertain to it. Although many of these studies contain language meant for a professional, one can still ascertain a lot of information found nowhere else.