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Archaeology

What is Archaeology? What is a Cultural Resource?

Historic Stone CabinArchaeology is the scientific study of the human past. The study of archaeology provides the BLM with critical information about land use over time. In addition, archaeology located on BLM administered land provides the public and the professional community with an opportunity to actively participate, learn about and help conserve this special resource. Cultural resources include those material remains that were left behind by past episodes of human occupation. They also can represent beliefs, and specific locations that may hold special significance for cultural groups.


Where Can I Visit Archaeology Sites?

 Rochester PanelThere are several rock writing (rock art) sites available for public visitation, and include what some describe as the "best examples of rock art in the world". While some sites are relatively easy to access, others will require some light to moderate hiking. Remember to check the weather, and come prepared.

Please see below for a list of sites.


Site Etiquette

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Cultural resources are sensitive! They require the care, and consideration of visitors to their locations. Removing artifacts or vandalizing archaeology sites will reduce the visitor experience and may obscure the archaeology record forever. Please be considerate, and conserve this special resource for the enjoyment of future generations!


Nine Mile Canyon PictographPlease DO visit with the Field Office archaeologist before your visit. They have the most up-to-date information, and are happy to help!

Please DO take and draw pictures of archaeology sites to share with your friends, and family.

Please DO NOT touch, or mark on rock writing panels, human oils will degrade the image, and vandalism may result in a fine, or jail time.


Please leave what you find. Each artifact is like a piece of a puzzle. If to many pieces go missing, we are no longer able to see the complete picture.

 


Get Involved!

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Price Field Office!

Volunteers will work with professional archaeologists recording rock art sites.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at the Price Field Office located at 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah, and carpool to the rock art panels from there.

Be Prepared: Please remember to bring water, a lunch, a camera, and plan for the weather. Supplies will be provided.

Want more information? Please contact the Price Field

Office at 435-636-3600, or send an email to blm_ut_pr_mail@blm.gov