Discover where to find the best Rock Art in Utah

Rock art, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Dixie Archaeology Society, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Troy Scotter, board member of the Utah Rock Art Research Association, will give a free public lecture, “Public Rock Art Sites in Utah,” Wednesday night at Dixie State University in St. George.

Troy will present a wide range of major rock art locations in Utah that are accessible by car. He will also discuss their characteristics and distinctive styles.

The lecture’s sponsor, the Dixie Archaeology Society, meets every second Wednesday of the month. The lecture will run 7-8 p.m. in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building, 1000 E. 300 South, St. George.

About the Dixie Archaeology Society

According to its website, the Dixie Archaeology Society is a group of individuals whose purpose is to educate the public regarding archaeological resources, especially rock art, within Utah, the Arizona Strip and southern Nevada.

They accomplish their goal with monthly lectures from area experts and monthly field trips to local archaeological sites, led by knowledgeable persons who can offer some level of interpretation.

The Dixie Archaeology Society believes the preservation of rock art, as well as other archaeological sites, lies in education. This education must involve both lectures and classroom teaching but also “hands on” experience. This also means that the public must be able to visit archaeological sites and view them in order to appreciate the value of the resource.

They believe that archaeological sites must remain open to the public for them to gain the full appreciation of “those who came before,” that we must strive to make each site a “living museum.”


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