12,000-year-old encampments of ice age mammoth hunters. Ghostly, life-sized figures staring down from towering sandstone cliffs. Hundreds upon hundreds of stone ruins clinging to canyon walls. These are just some of the remarkable artifacts that make Greater Canyonlands a treasure trove of scientific and historical knowledge.
Today, SUWA and the Greater Canyonlands Coalition have released a new publication, “Secrets of the Past in a Rugged Land.” Written by noted archaeologist Jerry Spangler, the publication takes the reader through the 12,000 years of human history embedded in Greater Canyonlands, offering highlights of the artifacts left behind by ancient inhabitants.
Making the “archaeological case” for proclaiming Greater Canyonlands a national monument, the publication calls for presidential action to protect the area’s cultural treasures from harm.
Click here to read the publication (opens in PDF) or watch a slideshow featuring highlights from the publication, below. Then, send President Obama an email asking him to protect Greater Canyonlands to preserve this irreplaceable outdoor museum.
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