Archaeology Society hosts ‘Natural and Cultural Wonders of Gold Butte’ lecture

MESQUITE, Nev. Gold Butte, near Valley of Fire just south of Mesquite, Nevada is a wonderland of geology, scenery and archaeology. Photographers, recreationists, botanists, historians, and those interested in regional cultures flock to its spectacular rock formations, mining sites, flowers and plants, and evidence of ancient human presence.

On Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. the Dixie Archaeology Society will host a free lecture by Jaina Moan, Executive Director of the Friends of Gold Butte. She will discuss the area in detail emphasizing Native American rock art and habitation. She will also address efforts by the Friends of Gold Butte to help preserve and protect its remarkable beauty and variety.

The Dixie Archaeology Society meets every second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Udvar-Hazy Building, Dixie State University Campus, 225 S. 700 East. Room 121. Membership in the Society is $25 for singles, $30 for couples. Visit the website at

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