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Comet Talk in Page | Excavation and Restoration of a Fremont Granary
This Comet Talk will be presented in Page, and also by Zoom.

Ancient inhabitants of the Colorado Plateau built granaries that lasted for over 1000 years. What techniques did these pre-historic builders use to construct storage facilities for their food? How did they cut the wood to make roofs, and reinforce the structures? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we hear from Archeologist Dudley Gardner about his work restoring a collapsed granary that was built in 900 AD.

Dudley Gardner received his PhD from the University of New Mexico and has since published multiple reports and articles on the Native Americans in the Upper Colorado River Basin. He has worked in archaeology in this region for 45 years. One of his areas of emphasis is on granaries and their function as food storage facilities made from locally available materials. This presentation focuses on one of the prehistoric granaries that was excavated and restored. The discussion will also focus on the dangers facing prehistoric granaries that date from AD 800 to 1200.

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Location Page Campus
475 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ 86040-0728
 
Date:
Monday, November 07, 2022, 06:00pm - 07:00pm