Utah State aids with digging along Colorado River

Utah State aids with digging along Colorado River

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- An archaeological company affiliated with Utah State University is excavating sites along the Colorado River to look for damage from the release of water at Glen Canyon dam.

Crews began work last month as part of a larger project to better understand the effects of releasing water at the dam on a series of archaeological sites along the river.

The project was developed from studies by Utah State geology professor Joel Pederson and research associate Gary O'Brien.

Field work is conducted each spring and fall.

The Utah State company, called USU Archeological Services Inc., generates royalties for the school's anthropology program for scholarships and other needs.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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