Dixie Archaeology Society presents lecture on Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire | Stock image, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Archaeology Society will host a free lecture Wednesday on the Dixie State University campus about archaeology in the Valley of Fire.

Dr. Kevin Rafferty, chair of the Department of Human Behavior at the College of Southern Nevada, will present “An Archaeological Survey in Valley of Fire: Training Students and Deducing a Settlement Pattern Model for Valley of Fire in Southern Nevada.”

The archaeological program at the college has been conducting archaeological survey and site recording in Valley of Fire State Park since 2003.

This has resulted in the inventory of over 5 square miles of the southern portion of the park and the recording of nearly 100 archaeological sites. The sites range in age from the pre-Archaic to the 20th century.

The project has exposed over 60 students to the best practices in inventory and recording techniques and has constructed a model of prehistoric settlement and subsistence in the area.

Event details

  • What: Dixie Archaeology Society lecture by Dr. Kevin Rafferty.
  • Where: Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George.
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Resources: Dixie Archaeology Society Facebook page | or at the website: dixierockart.webs.com

For more information, see the Dixie Archaeology Society Facebook page or at the website: dixierockart.webs.com

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1 Comment

  • .... October 10, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Oh my goodness this is a very interesting project and well organized. great job by all those involved in making this possible. Praise the Lord !

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