Happy GIS Day!

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Written by Deb Miller, SHPO Records Manager What Is GIS? GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, which is mapping software on a computer and is used both by everyday people and professionals. We use GIS every day when we use Google Earth or other mapping applications. What most of us …

Teaming Up to Record Rock Imagery

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Utah SHPO, URARA, and Logan Simpson Team Up to Record Rock Imagery in Central Utah Written by Tina Hart, archaeologist at Logan Simpson Design Robert Van Orden, a member of the Utah Rock Art Research Association  (URARA), traveled more than 900 miles to participate in a project to assist the …

UPAN Pledge 2021 Week 3 Resources

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The following guides are just some of the amazing artifacts that are common to Utah! Each guide will show you some of the specific information an archaeologist can gain from a specific artifact. We also have a video about visiting sites like an archaeologist. Click a link below to jump …

UPAN Pledge 2021 Week 2 Resource

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This interactive map has all sorts of sites that you can visit! You can filter by historic, prehistoric, or even museums! Or you can activate all layers to see just a taste of the places Utah has to offer. Want to learn more about how to protect these places? Check …

Climbers and Archaeology

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By Elizabeth Hora, Public Archaeologist at the Utah Division of State History Within the space of two weeks, I have heard reports of more than four sites (all rock imagery!) damaged by spray paint, climbing chalk, and now bolting. That’s quite a lot for the first sunny weekend of the …

Become a Site Steward

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The Utah Cultural Site Stewardship Program (UCSSP) is a network of professional archaeologists, federal and state agency staff, and most importantly, volunteers who work together to monitor sensitive or threatened archaeological sites. Housed at the Utah SHPO, the program operates across federal and state boundaries to create a consistent procedure …

Meet the Team

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Elizabeth Hora ehora@utah.gov 801.245.7241 Public Archaeologist I’m Elizabeth, Public Archaeologist at the Utah State Historic Preservation Office. I’m here to make sure that the people of Utah know about all of the incredible history and irreplaceable archaeology that we have here in the State. I run the Utah Public Archaeology …