This collection contains research materials collected in conjunction with archaeological surveys conducted by William (Bill) Lipe and RG Matson during the 1970s and 2000s. These surveys covered some 800 sites in the Cedar Mesa highlands of southeastern Utah that are world-famous for their cliff dwellings, rock art panels, and canyon country scenery. Included here are reports, posters, presentations, theses, dissertations, articles, and addenda relating to the archaeology of Cedar Mesa. It is hoped that this work will create opportunities for further research and collaborations between archaeologists and students while encouraging respect for the fragile and sacred sites in the American southwest.

In some of the documents included here, selected figures or text passages may have been deleted or masked so as not to provide information on the specific locations of archaeological sites. This is in conformance with policies of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management under provisions of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act.

Collections in this community

  • Bears Ears Controversy

    This collection features posts and materials documenting the controversy over federal protection for lands including the Bears Ears National Monument and, thus, antiquities associated with the Cedar Mesa Project.
  • Cedar Mesa Research Materials

    This collection includes theses, dissertations, publications, presentations, and other research materials related to the Cedar Mesa Project managed by William (Bill) Lipe and R.G. Matson.

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