In the middle of the month, I got to take a trip to the Manti La-Sal and Fishlake National Forests for work. These trips are always a bit whirlwind, but I had a day off and got to see some really neat stuff.
I went to the prehistoric museum in Price, UT on Saturday morning and saw some really cool fossils and Fremont culture artifacts.
After lunch I took the drive out to Ninemile Canyon to see the petroglyphs, including The Great Hunt, which is a significant piece of rock art that details a very specific set of environmental circumstances. In the depiction there are male, female and yearling sheep along with hunters and blinds. This is really interesting because this art is not conceptual, or abstract, but represents a specific point in space and time. That's a rad thing to ponder if you are trying to get inside the head of a long dead Fremont hunter.
While I was walking around on a ledge trying to catch my breath after a steep hill (apparently I have gotten soft living at 200ft above sea leavel) I saw a chert flake on the ground and was stoked to see that it was a secondary reduction flake that was a beautiful semi-transparent red-brown.