Nine Mile Canyon

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure
Author: Jerry D. Spangler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607812265
Category: Art
Page: 194
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With an estimated 10,000 ancient rock art sites, Nine Mile Canyon has long captivated people the world over. The author takes the reader on a journey into Nine Mile Canyon through the eyes of the generations of archaeologists who have gone there only to leave bewildered by what it all means.

Last Chance Byway

The History of Nine Mile Canyon
Author: Jerry D. Spangler,Donna Kemp Spangler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607814429
Category: History
Page: 352
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"Nine Mile Canyon's role in the Old West--a story of fur trappers and miners, ranchers and homesteaders, cattle barons and barkeeps, outlaws and bounty hunters Nine Mile Canyon is famous the world over for its prehistoric art images and remnants of ancient Fremont farmers. But it also teems with Old West history that is salted with iconic figures of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Last Chance Byway lays out this newly told story of human endeavor and folly in a place historians have long ignored. The history of Nine Mile Canyon is not so much a story of those who lived and died there as it is of those whose came with dreams and left broke and disillusioned, although there were exceptions. Sam Gilson, the irascible U.S. marshal and famed polygamist hunter, became wealthy speculating in a hydrocarbon substance bearing his name, Gilsonite, a form of asphalt. The famed African American Buffalo Soldiers constructed a freight road through the canyon that for a time turned the Nine Mile Road into one of the busiest highways in Utah. Others who left their mark include famed outlaw hunter Joe Bush, infamous bounty hunter Jack Watson, the larger-than-life cattle baron Preston Nutter, and Robert Leroy Parker (known to most as Butch Cassidy)"--Provided by publisher.

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide
Author: David Grant Noble
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589799380
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

Ancient America

Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226313X
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Mormonen und Staatsbürger

eine dokumentierte Geschichte der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage in der DDR$Raymond Kuehne (Hg.).
Author: Raymond M. Kuehne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865835055
Category: Germany (East)
Page: 565
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Utah Byways

65 of Utah's Best Backcountry Drives
Author: Tony Huegel
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899974248
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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With trips along soaring mountains to high-walled canyons and plunging river gorges, Utah Byways is the ideal guide for adventurous travelers who want to explore the stateÕs extensive network of backcountry roads. This fully updated edition presents 65 trips in UtahÕs spectacular preserved areas such as Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Other adventures follow the routes of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Pony Express. Detailed descriptions are augmented with full-page photographs and two-color maps of each trip. Icons next to each description indicate options for non-driving activities along each route, such as biking, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, visiting historic sites, and more. Spiral-bound.

Exploring Ancient Native America

An Archaeological Guide
Author: David Hurst Thomas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415923590
Category: History
Page: 314
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"With state-by-state listings, and more than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps, Exploring Ancient Native America is the most comprehensive guide to these important precontact and historic sites and brings these ancient advanced civilizations vividly to life."--BOOK JACKET.

Geology and energy resources

Uinta Basin of Utah
Author: M. Dane Picard,Utah Geological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 338
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America, History and Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The river knows everything

Desolation Canyon and the Green
Author: James M. Aton,Dan Miller
Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Desolation Canyon is one of the West's wild treasures. Visitors come to study, explore, run the river, and hike a canyon that is deeper at its deepest than the Grand Canyon, better preserved than most of the Colorado River system, and full of eye-catching geology-castellated ridges, dramatic walls, slickrock formations, and lovely beaches. Rafting the river, one may see wild horses, blue herons, bighorn sheep, and possibly a black bear. Signs of previous people include the newsworthy, well-preserved Fremont Indian ruins along Range Creek and rock art panels of Nine Mile Canyon, both Desolation Canyon tributaries. Historic Utes also pecked rock art, including images of graceful horses and lively locomotives, in the upper canyon. Remote and difficult to access, Desolation has a surprisingly lively history. Cattle and sheep herding, moonshine, prospecting, and hideaways brought a surprising number of settlers--ranchers, outlaws, and recluses--to the canyon.

Intermountain Archaeology


Author: David B. Madsen,Michael D. Metcalf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
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The papers in this volume reflect a broad topical range: how transportation issues associated with the movement of people and good into and out of upland areas affects the way hunter-gatherers behave, issues of social identity and group boundaries, basic issues of time-space systematic in the central Rocky Mountains, and the basic topic of food choice and the kinds of resources used by prehistoric peoples in the Intermountain West.

Kollaps

Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen
Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034001
Category: History
Page: 736
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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.

Traces of Fremont

Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 132
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Fremont is a culture (ca. 300-1300 A.D.) first defined by archaeologist Noel Morss in 1928 based on characteristics unique to the area. Intially thought to be a simple socio-political system, recent reassessments of the Fremont assume a more complex society. This volume places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context. Author Steven Simms offers an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and world-view using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence. Simms takes readers on a trip back in time by describing what a typical Fremont "hamlet" or residential area might have looked like a thousand years ago, including the inhabitants' daily activities. Francois Gohier's captivating photographs of Fremont art and artifacts offer an engaging complement to Simms's text, aiding us in our understanding of the lives of these ancient people. Simms's book is excellent! I really like his take on Fremont, I like the narrative descriptions of various Fremont settlements, and I like his treatment of rock art--balanced and scholarly without losing the interest and excitement of that astonishing Fremont medium. --Stephen H. Lekson, professor of anthropology and curator, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Handbook of North American Indians

Environment, origins, and population
Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker,William C. Sturtevant
Publisher: US Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160775116
Category: History
Page: 1156
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Encyclopedic summary of prehistory, history, cultures and political and social aspects of native peoples in Siberia, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.