Enrichment, Educational Outreach, and Special Projects
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Kristina "Tina" Boruschewitz - Research Associate from Great Basin Institute, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Archaeologist.
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was established as the 405th unit of the National Park Service in December 2014. Though still a new park, it has been the setting for a century worth of ongoing research starting in the early 1930s. Fossil-bearing sediment layers date to the last Ice Age, between 200,000-10,500 years ago. This gives researchers a unique opportunity to study these extinct animals in their chronological context and bring these ancient wetlands to life. While the fossils and geology of Tule Springs are more widely known, the fact that it was researched as an early man site is not. This presentation will talk about the Monument's history, prehistoric and historic cultural resources, past archaeological work, and present archaeology projects. Let us take a trip to explore Las Vegas' Urban Monument.
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Archaeologists from NVFCP have been invited to host an activity/informational table outdoors for a citizen science BioBlitz around the Corn Creek Visitor's Center.
Why archaeology at a BioBlitz?
While biologists, ecologists, geologists, etc. are out conducting their studies and recording their observations, they often come across artifacts and other evidence of past human activity.
Biologists learn from archaeologists and vice versa. We hope to educate participating citizen scientists how to recognize cultural sites so they can be careful not to disturb them and so they can report any impacts, like looting, that they may find.
A link to the event will be provided here when available.
NVFCP was invited to host an educational booth at this year's Hump-N-Bump event. We are excited to meet with these outdoor enthusiasts and share tips and tricks on how to visit archaeological and historical sites responsibly.
Vendor booths will be open from 12-4:30 on Friday and Saturday.
"Hump ‘N’ Bump is an internationally recognized, low-speed, two-day event, where participants in full-sized 4×4 off-road vehicles are guided over existing trails of varying difficulty in and around the Logandale trails and Valley of Fire recreation area. The open nature of the scenic trails and very low speeds allows for larger groups with negligible impact to the environment."
To learn more about this event visit click here.