ST. GEORGE – Get out of the heat and join the Dixie Archaeological Society Wednesday, July 13 for videos and films on archaeology and Native American culture from 7-8 p.m. on the Dixie State University Campus in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building, 225 S. 700 East on the Dixie State University Campus.
New members are welcome and your first meeting is free. Due to summer desert conditions field trips will resume in the fall.
About the Dixie Archaeology Society
From its website:
The Dixie Archaeology Society is a group of individuals whose purpose is to educate the public regarding archaeological resources, especially rock art, within Utah, the Arizona Strip and Southern Nevada.
We accomplish our goal by:
- Having monthly meetings with lectures from area experts
- Having monthly field trips to local archaeological sites, lead by knowledgeable persons who can offer some level of interpretation
We believe that the preservation of rock art as well as other archaeological sites lies in education. This education must involve both lectures and class room teaching but also “hands on” experience. This also means that the public must be able to visit archaeological sites and view them “in situ” in order to appreciate value of the resource.
We believe that archaeological sites must remain open to the public for them to gain the full appreciation of “those who came before”. We must strive to make each site a “living museum”.