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9 Mile Canyon Excavation sponsored by Arizona State University & BLM

  • 08 Sep 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 15 Oct 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Nine Mile Canyon

Volunteer Archaeology Opportunity

in Nine Mile Canyon
for Utah high school students,
teachers, and community members

Note: Due to overwhelming interest in the project, all slots for the weekend excavations are full. However, we invite each of you to prepare a talk or activity to present to our volunteers in the evenings of excavation weekends. Additionally if anyone is interested in being a docent at the site during the weekdays, when the site is not being excavated, please feel free to contact us.

To apply to participate and for more information: www.ninemilevolunteer.weebly.com

Please direct all questions to jada.lindblom@asu.edu.

Overview

The BLM Price Field Office is partnering with

  • Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development
  • Montgomery Archaeological Consultants
  • Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance
  • Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

    to offer a unique, hands-on experience participating in a scientific excavation in archaeologically renowned Nine Mile Canyon, Carbon County, Utah. Our team seeks motivated youth and adult volunteers to participate in one or more 3-day weekend events in the fall of 2017.

  • Who: Utah high school students (ages 14+), youth volunteer groups and clubs, teachers and mentors, and other interested community members 
  • What: Getting your hands dirty for the sake of real scientific discovery! Come prepared to dig, sort, clean, and catalog. We will be camping near the excavation site two nights each weekend (Friday and Saturday)
  • Where: The “Fremont Village” site in remote Nine Mile Canyon; accessible by car and a short hike
  • When: Six 3-day weekends, Fri. - Sun.: Sep. 8-10, Sep. 15-17, Sep. 22-24, Sep. 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 6-8. Oct. 13-15 (dates subject to change)
  • WhyNine Mile Canyon is a phenomenal place to learn about Utah native history. While it’s “right in our own backyard,” many people don’t even know it’s here! It’s not often that students and the public have opportunities to experience field archaeology in action. By creating a public archaeology program, we can introduce more people to the processes of scientific and anthropological discovery, and share this remarkable place with Utahns from many generations and backgrounds. 
FAQs (please note that details are subject to change)
  • Is there a cost to participate? We ask that each participant contributes $25 per weekend to help cover food costs, as meals will be served communally. Funds may be available for those who feel that this cost is a barrier to their participation. Please contact us to inquire, or if you may be able to sponsor additional volunteers.
  • What will the schedule be like? Volunteers should expect to work 2 half days and 1 full day from roughly 9 am to 4 pm with an hour-long lunch break. After having dinner together as a group, there will be opportunities for campfire campfire conversation and entertainment. Volunteers are encouraged to bring musical instruments, favorite books, etc.
More Details
    Flyer (PDF)

To Participate

To apply to participate and for more information: www.ninemilevolunteer.weebly.com

Please direct all questions to jada.lindblom@asu.edu.






P.O. Box 511324, Salt Lake City, Utah 84151-1324 

URARA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

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