Category Archives: CRM Archaeology

Photo of the Day: Grand Gulch Primitive Area, UT

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Prehistoric artists left mysterious marks | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com

There’s a mystery to be solved in the Great Basin Desert. The clues date back thousands of years and are found in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs — rock art left by people living on the shores of Lake … Continue reading

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Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger

Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger Carolyn Boyd, executive director of the SHUMLA School, and noted expert on the rock art of the Lower Pecos, offers new interpretations of the region’s rock art based on the extensive research by the … Continue reading

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Aztec Ruins Vandalized

AZTEC — Last weekend, vandals entered Aztec Ruins and caused several thousand dollars’ worth of damage to the ancient site. At least two individuals entered the ruins and proceeded to climb over fragile walls and enter closed ruin rooms. In … Continue reading

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Winter Survey!

Ahh, a winter CRM survey project. This evening I find myself in a rather scary, “extended stay” hotel on the outskirts of the Colorado Springs airport. From what I’ve found on the internet, the combined odors of cat urine and … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Afternoon thunderstorm over the Book Cliffs

Extending almost 200 miles east to west–from Palisade, Colorado to Price, Utah–the Book Cliffs form the southern and western edge of the Tavaputs Plateau.  They provide a very scenic backdrop to an area rich in archaeology ranging from historic mining … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Just for fun – A rare Utah find

You find the strangest things on an archaeological survey. This little gem was found in a small clearing, northwest of Eureka, Utah. It isn’t quite 50 years old, so someone will have to come back and document it later.

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Sun Advocate – Contributors to offer reward for info on 9 Mile vandalism – October 6, 2011

Contributors to offer reward for info on 9 Mile vandalism Print Page Email Page Share Get Reprints By JOHN SERFUSTINI Sun Advocate associate editor Several companies and organizations interested in protecting the archaeology of Nine Mile Canyon against vandalism have … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Not a photo at all…

Located “somewhere” in the Cisco Desert, Utah.

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Day 2: Historic Water Transportation System…

I think we’re done. At least, we finished walking/inventorying our ditch. All we have left is a visit with a local historian in the morning, who may or may not be convinced of the ditch’s true significance (or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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201109117211 | BLM archaeologists unearth significant find in NCA

Debated posting the link to this article due to an interesting statement/possible typo by the author (the Fremont were Caucasian? Who Knew?!?), but it is an exciting find and worth a read: Delta County Independent The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Perfect Pinto Point

Somewhere near the Book Cliffs in Utah..

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Day 7: We found ceramics!!

We only covered about 9 miles today.  Considering we documented/re-recorded eight sites, that’s not too bad.  We encountered examples of just about every type of tin can ever made, two new stone tool material types and a broken, corrugated pot. … Continue reading

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Day Three: Spiders, and snakes and manos…

Three days down and five to go!  Another very “balmy” day, and one of our biggest (as far as mileage goes) with 14 miles of survey.  While we didn’t record any new sites, we were able to relocate and update … Continue reading

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Day 2, Session 2, Book Cliffs CRM Survey

Well, we didn’t find the “topography” I was hoping for. Instead, we surveyed the “buffer” along the main road, out in the flats. Lots of ground covered, no significant sites. The grasshoppers have thinned out a bit. They’re either dying … Continue reading

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