Sunday, June 25, 2006

CU-Boulder, BLM Collaborating On Four Corners Archaeology Project
A partnership between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the University of Colorado at Boulder initiated in August 2005 to inventory a rich archaeological region in southeastern Utah will continue this summer.

Known as the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative, the project was designed to allow researchers to study a 48,000-acre region in the Four Corners area containing archaeological sites dating back 13,000 years, said CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Catherine Cameron. The $275,000 award to CU-Boulder from the BLM runs through 2008, said Cameron, who is heading up the project with consulting Utah archaeologist Winston Hurst of Blanding.