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Utah Archaeology

Thursday, May. 30, 2013

stone structure ruins and wall in Utah landscape
(photo from Museum of Anthropology website)

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology is gearing up for its summer sessions for the ongoing series Saturdays at the Museum.


Utah Archaeology” is the theme of the June 1 offering that features activities for both children and adults.


An illustrated lecture is presented at 1 p.m. that will take museum visitors on a virtual tour of some of the most important archaeological sites in Utah. Patrons will have the opportunity to participate in guided docent tours of the museum’s Great Basin exhibits throughout the day and children will also be able to try their excavation skills in the museum’s dig boxes, or they can create split twig figurines and make Fremont pottery.


“From Danger Cave to Nine Mile Canyon, Utah boasts some of the most amazing archaeology in the world,” said Candice Cravins, a museum assistant and USU archaeology graduate student. “We hope to encourage people to explore the world around them and learn more about Utah’s impressive archaeological sites. Studying the cultures of those who made Utah their home and exploring what they left behind can help us gain a better sense of who we are today and realize the importance of preserving these sites for future learning and enjoyment.”


In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.


The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.


For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.


The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, anthro.museum@usu.edu

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