Archeological Finds in Utah

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Archaeology in Utah brings attention to the State. Photo Courtesy of PBS Newshour

Archaeology in Utah brings attention to the state. Photo Courtesy of PBS Newshour

For anthropologists, archeology buffs, and adventure addicts alike, Utah is rich with diverse and fascinating history, culture, and archeological interest and dig sites that are sure to abound in exciting experiences in prehistory.

Everything from Danger Cove, which happens to be one of the oldest known habitation sites in all of Northern America, to a little known or studied place full of Fremont and Anasazi heritage in Escalante.

Among others conducted by colleges, and private companies, there are a total of fourteen active and protected dig sites around Utah that are open to the general public. These include four Puebloan Indian cites, all Puebloan cliff dwellings in the foothills, and slot canyons of the Abajo Mountains, and on the banks of the San Juan River, namely: Alkali Ridge, Bluff Great House, Moon House, Recapture Canyon, and White Canyon.

Canyonlands National Park, along with False Kiva which is a hand-made stone circle of an unknown origin, is populated with numerous canyons, buttes, and mesas by the Colorado and Green Rivers. In Carbon, Duchesne, and Emery Counties; there is Nine Mile Canyon whic is forty miles long known as “the world’s largest art gallery” built by the Fremont and Ute people.

Students looking for places of historical significance, or of natural beauty need not look further than their own backyard in southern Utah.

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