ST. GEORGE - A major archaeological find along the proposed route of a highway is offering new insights to the people who inhabited Southern Utah 1,000 years ago.
Archaeologists working with the Utah Department of Transportation gave The Spectrum & Daily News a tour Tuesday of the site east of Washington City where five ancient Pueblo habitations were found at a site near what will soon be an overpass. One of the habitations may have been built as early as 2,000 years ago.
“What we have is two periods of occupation,” said Eric Hansen, an environmental specialist with UDOT’s Dixie Division, describing that the different structures could have been build hundreds of years apart. “They’re what we call early Basketmaker II, and Pueblo II eras.” Read more.