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CEBA presents the Kanab Archaeology Symposium highlighting the Jackson Flat Reservoir Project
The Center for Education, Business and Arts (CEBA) presents the Kanab Archaeology Community Symposium, a free program, on August 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Applied Technology College, 690 South Cowboy Way (across the street from Kanab Middle School.)
Archeologists have worked intently, digging, sifting and brushing the land, looking for clues about how these ancient people lived. They are dedicated to bringing the past back into the future through education, exploration, and preservation. Now they are bringing their data recovery to you in two power point presentations.
The first one is the “Jackson Flat Reservoir Project” by Heidi Roberts, principal of HRA Conservation and Archaeology and the second one is “Kanab Creek and Beyond” by Barbra W. Frank, co-director of SUU Field School.
Jayme Jorgensen, a local photographer and enthusiast, shares her excitement about the symposium, “It is important we understand the cultural significance and relationship these ancient people had with their environment through archaeology in this area. It is important to preserve this history for present and future learning.”
The community symposium presentations are designed as a pre-conference activity for the Pecos Archeology Conference, a large gathering of archeologists being held on the Kaibab Plateau from August 11-14.
CEBA Chairperson Ed Meyer notes, “The Kanab Archeology Symposium is a perfect example of how CEBA can provide our community with an educational opportunity while bringing guests from outside our area to Kane County.”