Prehistoric Houses Right Under Your Feet


USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum will host a Castle Valley Archaeological Society presentation by Dr. Tim Riley, Curator of Archaeology/Prehistoric Museum on his groundbreaking local excavation of Fremont (prehistoric) house near East Carbon.

While the incredible rock art and preserved structures in Nine Mile Canyon and Range Creek Canyon have received most of the archaeological attention in Carbon County, the reality is that the entire county was a Fremont landscape, with small agricultural villages associated with every major creek and river. Dr. Riley points out, we live on top of many of these same sites today. Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the museum, he will discuss recent excavations at the Fremont house near East Carbon and the association of this site with other sites along Grassy Trail Creek.

This exciting CVAS meeting will also include a short presentation by the museum’s director Dr. Ken Carpenter, along with Tim Riley on the museum’s Fremont pit house exhibit, perhaps the nation’s finest, right here in your own backyard.

For further information, please contact CVAS Chapter President Craig Royce at (435) 888-2234 or chapter secretary Christina Collingwood at


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