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The Center for Sustainable Tourism is working with the BLM – Green River District in Utah to engage new communities in a public excavation of a Fremont pit structure located in Nine Mile Canyon just north of Wellington, Utah. In Fall 2017 six weekends of community teams began the excavation and the findings so far suggest a pit structure housed some community activities. The excavation continued in the fall of 2018 with a focus on engaging Utah students in on-site volunteering. This site will eventually be restored and interpreted for public enjoyment. This will add an attraction to an already spectacular area that houses rock art along many of the canyon’s walls. The Center is collaborating with Montgomery Archaeology Association in Moab and the USU-Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price. This project is funded by BLM as a Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit contract. The team includes faculty Vogt, Timothy, Nyaupane, and Jordan, and graduate students Lindblom and Clark.
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