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At USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum you can experience many cultures - beginning at the end of the Ice Ages, approximately 14 thousand years ago!

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Paleoindian
Paleoindian
13,000 - 10,000 years BP
Before Present (BP)


The first people in Utah were Paleoindian hunter-gatherers who used atlatls and large stone-tipped darts, and spears.


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Huntington Mammoth

Desert Archaic
Paleoindian
10,000 - 3,00 years BP
Before Present (BP)


Pictographs located in Barrier Canyon date to about 3,000 years ago and are representative of the Archaic culture in eastern Utah.


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Barrier Canyon Mural

Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi
AP Mesa Verde Olla
300 BC - AD 1270
Before Christ (BC)
Anno Domini "Year of Our Lord" (AD)

Hitsatsinom are the Puebloan Peoples of the Southwest, formerly called the Anasazi. These people were Archaic hunter-gathers who adopted maize agriculture.

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Developmental Pottery Display

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Fremont
Pilling Figurines
AD 300 - 1350
Anno Domini "Year of our Lord" (AD)

A combination of hunters, gatherers and farmers, the Fremont utilized the valleys and the abundant wild game to provide food and clothing for their families.



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Pithouse

Ute Indians
Paleoindian
AD 1400 - Present
Anno Domini "Year of our Lord" (AD)

The Ute or Nuche lived primarily by hunting and collecting wild plant foods, and made their homes in brush wikiups. They used bows and arrows, digging sticks, and seed beaters.


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Ute/Nuche

 

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Curation Information

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  • Curation Guidelines
    Guidelines for collections to be reposited at the Prehistoric Museum

  • Template
    Catalog template for archaeology collections to be reposited at the Prehistoric Museum

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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum
155 East Main | Price, Utah 84501 | (435) 613-5060

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