Ben Bellorado documenting a painted wall in a kivaThe project was focused on (1) documenting the distribution and variability of building murals in the area and to date the contexts in which these rare features occur using dendrochronological (tree-ring dating) techniques; and (2) conducting base-line documentation of cliff-dwellings before they are further impacted by increased visitation, vandalization, and looting.

This research was conducted through a partnership with the federal archaeologists at the Monticello Field Office of the BLM, and the University of Arizona School of Anthropology and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Dating. The project was generously funded by the Canyonlands Natural History Association (2014-2016).

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