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Nine Mile Canyon Archaeological Science Tour

May 22, 2021


Join PaleoWest in the world-famous Nine Mile Canyon on Friday May 21st and Saturday May 22nd as we celebrate Utah’s Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month!


We will be showcasing the use of technology in archaeological site recordation and documentation. Join PaleoWest archaeologists and GIS specialists as we document sites throughout the Canyon. Nine Mile is famous for its abundance of rock art – both pictograph and petroglyph – spanning from the Archaic Period through the Proto Historic Era.


On Friday May 21st, we will be using drone technology to visit and document several inaccessible archaeological sites. This is an opportunity to witness never before seen footage of sites that haven’t been visited in more than a decade. Then, on Saturday May 22nd we will be using photogrammetric 3D modeling to record the rock art at the Daddy Canyon Complex. We invite you to help our crew photo-document rock art panels, draw sketches, and watch the live action as PaleoWest uses this groundbreaking technology. On both days, we will also be providing demos of Codifi, the industry-leading tablet-computer application for paperless archaeological site recording.


Sign-ups are completely free, just shoot an email to mcannon@paleowest.com to RSVP. Sign-ups close on Friday May 14th so don’t delay! We’ll be sending all trip details, such as when and where to meet, via email once you sign up. We are so excited for this event – huge thanks to our partners at the Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office for making this possible! PaleoWest is a proud to join our local community in documenting these priceless archaeological resources.


May 22, 2021
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Nine Mile Canyon
Nine Mile Canyon
Price, UT United States
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