Topic ID #31690 - posted 3/10/2014 3:11 AM

Volunteer opportunity: Porcupine Rim Rock Art Survey, Manti-La Sal NF, UT

Jennifer Palmer

Manti-La Sal NF
New! Porcupine Rim Rock Art Survey

May 12-16, 2014

Must commit to full session

Join us on the Manti-La Sal National Forest this spring for another hike into the past! Porcupine Rim, in the Maloy Park area, is located approximately 10 miles east of Moab. The area is home to multiple rock art panels, prehistoric and historic sites, and some outstanding views of the surrounding red rock canyon country, including Castle Valley, and populated by piƱon, juniper, and mountain shrub plant communities.

During the course of our PIT project in this majestic area, we will locate and document a particularly significant rock art site and associated lithic scatter, and we will survey the adjacent area for other sites, features, and cultural phenomena. Participants will work with Manti-La Sal archaeologists to complete detailed scale drawings and photograph the rock art panel. We will also complete Intermountain Antiquities Computer Systems (IMACS) site forms, create site maps and inventories, and complete in-field artifact analyses. Our work here will be interesting, picturesque, and will provide unique insight into this area's prehistoric and historic past. We hope you will join us in May and be part of the team!

Number of openings: 12

Special skills: Must be physically capable of hiking approximately 4 miles each day at high altitudes (roughly 7600' asl), over moderate to difficult (broken/bushy) terrain, and in a variety of weather conditions; previous archaeological survey, artifact and feature recognition, site recording/mapping, sketching, photography, and/or GPS experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 15 years old, under 18 with a responsible adult

Facilities: Undeveloped tent and small RV (pop-up) camping available at no charge in the Maloy Park area; vault toilets, no potable water, no hook-ups; Moab is a full-service community with hotels/motels, B&Bs, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, food, water, and daily transportation to and from designated meeting area (access to site area via the graded Sand Flats Road; undeveloped but traversable by most vehicles)

Nearest town: Moab, 10 miles

Applications due: March 31, 2014

For more information, view the full listing here.


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