Nine Mile Canyon

The primary purpose of this project was to introduce students and local adult volunteers to archaeology and the importance of conserving cultural resources. Secondary purposes beyond community engagement include interpretation, stabilization, sustainability of Cottonwood Village in the face of increasing tourism and development.
The first season of fieldwork occurred in the autumn of 2017 over the course of six three-day weekends. In all, 72 volunteers participated in the program and successfully excavated approximately half of a large pit structure at the site.

Lecture is FREE! The Moab Information Center is conveniently located on the corner of Main and Center St.