Tag Archives: Utah

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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Today’s Photo: Door in McCloyd Canyon, Utah

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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: Perfect Pinto Point

Somewhere near the Book Cliffs in Utah..

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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 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 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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A CRM survey – somewhere along the Bookcliffs…

I’ve been working with a crew on a pedestrian, archaeolgical survey project for the last week and a half, below Utah’s Bookcliffs. It’s been hot, dry and dusty, and beautiful! During the first session we documented one Paleoindian site, one … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Pecked Steps on Comb Ridge

We came across these pecked steps on the way back down from “The Procession Panel” near the crest of Comb Ridge, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Late Archaic Projectile Point on Comb Ridge

A corner notched, expanded stem projectile point found near the crest of Comb Ridge, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Corn cobs in Grand Gulch

  Arriving in the Southwest between 2000 BC and 1500 BC, maize or “corn” quickly became a staple food and dramatically altered the life patterns of anyone that adopted it.  Hunter-gatherers became agriculturalists, practicing irrigation, building permanent housing and staying … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Pecked Steps in Montezuma Canyon, Utah

  Moquis in Montezuma Canyon One of many sites located in Montezuma Canyon.

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Today’s Photo: Ruins in Grand Gulch, San Juan County, Utah

Ruins located near the mouth of Rope Canyon in lower Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Cedar Mesa, Utah.

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