Cultural resources surveys to locate prehistoric and historic sites for the UNEV project covered over 20,000 acres and recorded over 400 sites.
Archaeological research at prehistoric and historic sites in the UNEV pipeline corridor has provided a wealth of new information about the eastern Great Basin in Utah.
Specialized studies were conducted to obtain environmental data, and to better analyze obsidian tools and other cultural materials. Here geologists prepare to conduct geo- archaeological coring near the pipeline corridor.
The UNEV Pipeline spans a vast cultural and natural landscape along the eastern edge of the Great Basin between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada. This petroleum-products line intersects places that contain evidence of prehistoric use by highly mobile people as well as remnants of historic settlement and transportation infrastructure. Here is an opportunity to obtain glimpses of Utah’s heritage at various places across the state.