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Sunday, November 6, 2011

New e-Book! "In the Footsteps of the Fremont...The Rock Art of Minnie's Gap, Wyoming"

CultureWatch Northwest is pleased to publish this free e-book for your education and enjoyment! We've used an on-line service called Shutterfly to produce the book and make it freely available on our website. You can read the full book by clicking below and you can purchase a printed copy from Shutterfly if you like (CultureWatch receives none of the proceeds).

We hope you enjoy this look at the beautiful rock art of Minnie's Gap, Wyoming!

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From the book...
"In June 2011 a team of archaeologists from the Oregon Archaeological Society and CultureWatch Northwest surveyed, photographed, and recorded the important ancient Indian rock art at the Minnie's Gap, Wyoming site.

The Minnie's Gap site was first scientifically surveyed and reported in 1962 by the University of Utah in conjunction with the construction of the Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir. In 2011, Archaeologist and Team leader Dr. James D. Keyser recognized two of the drawings in the report as important Fremont Culture (ca. AD 700-1200) symbolism and organized the project to professionally study them.

The team (below) sincerely appreciates the cooperation of landowners Pat and Pauleen Baker of Dutch John, Utah who allowed us to access the site and we dedicate this volume to them."

Michael Taylor, CultureWatch Northwest/Oregon Archaeological Society
Dr. James D. Keyser, Oregon Archaeological Society
George Poetschat, Oregon Archaeological Society
David Kaiser, Oregon Archaeological Society
Steve Rathman, Oregon Archaeological Society