Moab area archaeology events set for May
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May is Utah’s Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month and there are a number of events around Moab to celebrate it. Local community members and visitors are welcome to participate in “Site Visit with a Site Steward” at various sites in Arches National Park and on Bureau of Land Management lands on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Moab Information Center is hosting two archaeology talks. The first will be on May 17 and the second will be May 24. Both events will start at 6 p.m.

At the “Site Visit with a Site Steward” event, archaeological site stewards will be posted at Wolfe Ranch and the Ute Panel archaeological sites near the Delicate Arch trailhead and at the Courthouse Wash rock art panel in Arches National Park. On BLM lands, site stewards will be at Sego Canyon rock art, Moonflower Canyon, and at the rock art panels along Potash Road labeled “Indian Writing.” The site stewards will talk about the archaeological sites they monitor, and their roles as citizen scientists for the National Park Service and BLM. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This month’s Moab Information Center lectures will focus on archaeology. On May 17, local archaeologists Jody Patterson and Patricia Stavish will present “Huh, Didn’t Expect That ... Initial Observations and Findings from the Excavation of a Small Formative Site in Spanish Valley.” On May 24, archaeologist Ralph Burillo will present “Borderlands: Collision and Coalescence in the Culture History of Southeast Utah.” Both lectures start at 6 p.m. The Moab Information Center lecture series is co-sponsored by the Museum of Moab and is free to the public.


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