Details announced for archaeology celebration in Utah

School of Community Resources and Development

Center for Sustainable Tourism

ASU Center for Sustainable Tourism and project partners Bureau of Land Management, Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, and USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum are pleased to announce a free, public event to celebrate this past fall's volunteer-based excavations of a Fremont structure in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah. The family-friendly event at the Prehistoric Museum will feature light refreshments, presentations from a team of experts, special displays, and a chance to explore Nine Mile Canyon exhibits. ASU professors Christine Vogt and Dallen Timothy will be among the evening's presenters. Nine Mile aficionados and newcomers alike are encouraged to attend and hear about the latest archaeological happenings in the Canyon.

Saturday, February 24th
4 - 6 pm
Prehistoric Museum
55 E Main St, Price, UT 84501


Tentative Event Schedule
4 - 4:30: reception (light refreshments, chance to browse museum exhibits and special displays)
4:30: presentations begin. Speakers include:

  1. Christine Vogt (ASU) - Welcome/Introduction with Ellis Powelson (USAS Castle Valley)
  2. Amber Koski and Nicole Lohman (BLM Price and Vernal Field Offices) - BLM background and project history
  3. Jerry Spangler (Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance) - History of archaeology in Nine Mile Canyon
  4. Jody Patterson (Montgomery Archaeological Consultants) - Results from our fall excavation
  5. Tim Riley (Prehistoric Museum) - Museum and curation of artifacts
  6. Dallen Timothy (ASU)- Community engagement in archaeology, tourism, and heritage preservation

5:45: Questions (panel)
6:00: Event concludes

For more information: https://ninemilevolunteer.weebly.com/excavation-celebration.html