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Cultural Program


The cultural program is divided into two sub-programs:
Archaeology (often refered to as "Cultural") and Paleontology



Archaeology Program

Rock Art, Highway 279BLM identifies and manages a wide variety of cultural resources on Utah’s public lands. The BLM conserves and protects scientific archeological sites which chronicle the thousands of years of land use history in Utah. Many historic and prehistoric interpretative sites are open to visitors. BLM strives to protect and preserve representative samples of the array of cultural resources on public lands for the benefit of present and future generations. The Moab area has numerous examples of Native American rock art to enjoy. Refer to the Moab Field Office Rock Art page for locations and information on rock art easily accessible in the Moab area.

For more information visit the Utah State Office Archaeology website.  

Paleontology Program 

America's Fossil Resources

Gastonia Skeleton AntMore kinds of fossils can be found on the BLM-managed public lands than under any other Federal or State agency's control, and all Americans share in this unique natural legacy. Fossils are the remains and traces of once-living organisms, preserved in rocks of the Earth's crust. They convey the story of origins and endings of extraordinary varieties of ocean-dwelling, fresh-water, and terrestrial creatures, played out over nearly 4 billion years of the Earth's 4.6 billion-year history.


BLM Utah Paleontology Page

National Paleontology Page

Canyon Country Paleontology Page



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