Dixie Archaeology Society presents ‘Archaeology on Little Creek Mesa’ public lecture

ST. GEORGE – Barbara Frank, curator of the Southern Utah University Museum will give a free public lecture, “Archaeology on Little Creek Mesa,” Wednesday, March 9 at Dixie State University in St. George.

Frank participated in and helped direct several Southern Utah University Field Schools in and around Little Creek Mesa from 1979 to 2004. The sites were inhabited and used by the Virgin Anasazi (Pre-Puebloan) peoples from Basketmaker III to the late Pueblo II/Pueblo III periods (600-1200 AD). The talk will feature photos and maps of five of the nine sites and discuss the process of their excavation.

The Dixie Archaeology Society invites the public to this free presentation. The lecture and monthly meeting will run from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building, DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George

About the Dixie Archaeology Society

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.

We accomplish our goal by:

  1. Having monthly meetings with lectures from area experts
  2. Having monthly field trips to local archaeological sites, lead by knowledgeable persons who can offer some level of interpretation

We believe that the preservation of rock art as well as other archaeological sites lies in education. This education must involve both lectures and class room teaching but also “hands on” experience. This also means that the public must be able to visit archaeological sites and view them “in situ” in order to appreciate value of the resource.

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

Event details

  • What: Archaeology on Little Creek Mesa lecture
  • When: Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building, DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George
  • Cost: Free



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