U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Cultural Resources in the News
November, 2014-"A blast from the past" National Public Lands Day at Molen Reef.
September, 2014-Hands on the Land, get outside and learn archaeology!
September, 2014-Please read the Nine Mile Canyon Special Recreation Managment Area scoping document here.
August, 2014-Project Discovery in Nine Mile Canyon.
July, 2014-Nine Mile Canyon Vandalism-Read the BLM Press Release here.
What is Archaeology? What is a Cultural Resource?
Archaeology 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?
There 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.
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!
Please 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 rock writing sites instead of touching them. Humans are dirty, and the oils from our bodies degrade the image.
Please Leave What You Find Each artifact tells a stroy. It's like a piece to a complex puzzle. If to many pieces go missing, we no longer see the complete picture.
Due to predicted thunder storms and heavy rain, the Price Field Office National Public Lands Day will be rescheduled. Please check back for additional information.
Volunteers will work with professional archaeologists recording rock art sites.
When: To be rescheduled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org