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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Book And Donation Focus On Utah Rock Art, Archaeology

A new book, Treasures of the Tavaputs, focuses on the archaeology of Desolation Canyon, Nine Mile Canyon and Range Creek, located in eastern Utah.

A nonprofit group called the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance (CPAA) published the book and is donating a copy to every fourth- through seventh-grade teacher in Utah.

CPAA works with government, industry and conservation groups to develop scientifically sound strategies to protect historical sites. The book, written by Donna and Jerry Spangler and created with grants from Questar Pipeline and the Utah Division of State History, is the group's first public outreach effort.
"A lot of our citizens don't know much of what went on before the pioneers got here, but most of the human history in this state took place before the pioneers got here," said State Archaeologist Kevin Jones, who works in the antiquities section of the Utah Division of State History.
The book is one tool to help people understand our ancient history, and our stewardship in preserving these amazing sites.

This newspaper article describe the book donation.

You can order copies of the book here.

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