Utah State Parks Blog

Archaeology Month Celebrations

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Many cities, museums, and parks across Utah are all gearing up to celebrate. With some historic sites of our own, we thought we better get in on the fun.

Artifacts at Edge of the Cedars

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum
May 5, 2018

Admission is FREE! Come watch black-on-white pottery making, pueblo weaving, flint knapping, yucca basketry, and turkey feather blanket construction.

You can also throw atlatls, watch Native American dancing, and listen to a fascinating lecture by a noted archaeologist. For more information, call 435-678-2238.

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
May 5, 2018

Ax throwing at Frontier Homestead

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in activities involving Native American games, history, traditional crafts and skills, and visit with a variety of demonstrators. Archeology Day will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost per person is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family.

Archeology Day is the kick-off for a series of activities sponsored by Frontier Homestead State Park, Southern Utah University-College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Project Archaeology, and many more.

Fremont Indian State Park Museum
May 26, 2018 

Atlatl throwing at Fremont Indian

Join us at Fremont Indian from 10am-2pm  for a celebration of Archaeology Month! One thousand years ago, the valleys along what is now Interstate 70 near Sevier, Utah were home to the largest community of Fremont Indians ever discovered. Their rock art and structures are still visible in the canyons of Fremont Indian State Park. A film, artifacts, hands-on activities, rock art tours, and exhibits reveal the lives of these Fremont Indians.

So come throw atlatls, climb in a replica pit house, hike to the Cave of One Hundred Hands, and learn about the native tribes who once inhabited the area

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