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“Before Lake Powell: Memories of Glen Canyon Archaeology”

From 1958 through 1961, Dr. Bill Lipe of Washington State University led crews studying some of the many archaeological sites destined to be flooded by Lake Powell when the Glen Canyon Dam was completed. In this talk, he will draw on his recollections as well as on 50-year-old photos and films, to discuss how the archaeological work was done and what was learned before the sites were flooded. He will also touch on the role that the controversy over damming Glen Canyon played in the development of the environmental and historic preservation movements of the 1960s and 1970s.