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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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Day 7: And…..done.

9.5 miles of survey and 6 more sites and we’re done!  Actually, probably only 4 miles of the walking can be called “survey.”  Last night a very active thunderstorm parked itself over our project area, apparently for several hours.  We … Continue reading

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Day 5: 16.5 miles!

We cranked out over 16 miles today.  Well, 13 miles of actual survey and an additional 3.5 of going around arroyos and shifting over for each new transect.  We accomplished this while dodging the thunderstorms that were surrounding us on … Continue reading

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Day 4: Why are these scratchy weeds trying to kill me?

Another toasty day in the Cisco Desert, with FIVE sites recorded!  Two of them were “historic can” scatters and, in my opinion, should be plowed under (just kidding, even cans need someone to love them).  No stone tools or anything … 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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CRM Pit Crew Part II

The CRM pit crew had another shot at the “world record tire swap in a BLM information kiosk pull-out” today. Yes, we had our third flat of the week, on the new, shred-proof, 10-ply tires. Actually, it wasn’t a faulty … Continue reading

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