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Revisiting the Claflin-Emerson Sites

Lower Hill Creek

The Claflin-Emerson crew excavating in Lower Hill Creek (ET6-26) on July 29, 1931. (Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM No. 971-21-10/100162.1.361, File 99380229.)

 

Long-distance shot of ET6-26 in Lower Hill Creek, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Dan Bauer.)

Gunnison Butte

The Harvard Crew beginning their trek. Gunnison Butte, north of Green River, Utah, is in the background. (Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM No. 971-21-10/100162.1.1028, File 99380318.)

 

Gunnison Butte and Green River, January 27, 2018. (Photo by James M. Aton.)

Fort Rocking Chair

The massive stone tower at Fort Rocking Chair (ET6-13) above the Taylor Ranch, photographed on July 27, 1931. (Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM No. 971-21-10/100162.1.27, File 99380244.)

 

The stone tower at Fort Rocking Chair (ET6-13), seen on April 28, 2017. (Photo by Dan Bauer.)

Rasmussen Cave

A view of Rasmussen Cave in Nine Mile Canyon as the crew pauses from excavating for a photograph. (© President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM No. 2005.1.110.1.121, File 99380230.)

 

Rasmussen Cave, January 27, 2018. (Photo by James M. Aton.)

Green River Crossing

The expedition preparing to cross the Green River on Hank Stewart’s ferry at Sand Wash, July 30, 1931. (© President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM No. 971-21-10/100162.1.24, File 99380238.)

 

Sand Wash Ferry site, January 27, 2018. (Photo by James M. Aton.)

Range Creek

William Bowers documents a rock art site inside an alcove above the team’s first camp in Range Creek. (Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM No. 2004.24.10537, File 120770002.)

 

Rock art in Range Creek, July 30, 2006. (Photo by Dan Miller.)

Desolation Canyon

The Harvard explorers visited this small tower site (ET5-1) on August 14, 1931. (Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM No. 971-21-10/100162.1.385, File 99380317.)

 

Desolation Canyon tower (ET5-1) near Peter’s Point. (Photo by James M. Aton.)