Utah

Range Creek

Located in the remote Book Cliffs region of eastern Utah, Range Creek is the kind of site archaeologists dream about. The sage-covered meadows and rocky cliffs are scattered with the remnants of an ancient people: pit houses half-buried in the sand, mysterious petroglyphs scratched into the rock walls, and bits of pottery and stone tools lying where they were dropped over a thousand years ago. Best of all, most of the hundreds of archaeological sites remain virtually untouched, providing a rare opportunity to find out what may have happened to the Fremont people who once flourished here. Time Team probes the ground, scales the cliffs and learns what life was like in these canyons a thousand years ago to try and find out:

  1. How many people might have inhabited this canyon?
  2. Why did they store or hide their food in places that were extremely difficult to get to?
  3. What happened to the Fremont people?

WATCH

Mark Connolley follows the footsteps of Range Creek visitors to keep the site safe.
Learn how the Wilcox Ranch is being developed into a center for archaeological research.
Hear how Range Creek is preserving wildlife, studying geology and learning about our past.

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