Cultural Landscapes, Past and Present: Cultural Resource Management Perspectives From Recent Work in Southeastern Utah
Author(s): Jason Chuipka
This is an abstract from the "Transcending Modern Boundaries: Recent Investigations of Cultural Landscapes in Southeastern Utah" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The spectacular prehistoric ruins and natural environment of southeastern Utah comprise elements of multiple, overlapping cultural landscapes. Archaeologists focus on past cultural landscapes and seek to understand broader cultural processes by studying the many well-preserved locations of prehistoric activity. But the region is not locked in the past; it is a dynamic modern cultural landscape important to a variety of groups including descendant Native American communities, recreationalists, and extraction industries that seek resources such as gas or coal. Recent cultural resource management projects in the region provide perspectives on how the cultural landscape of the present is affecting the irreplaceable landscapes of the past.
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Cultural Landscapes, Past and Present: Cultural Resource Management Perspectives From Recent Work in Southeastern Utah. Jason Chuipka. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450932)
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