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Range Creek Treasures on Display at U of U

Range Creek Treasures on Display at U of U

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The public will get its first chance to see treasures from an ancient civilization found in the newly discovered Range Creek Canyon tomorrow at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Basketry and cordage, fragments of both decorated and plain gray pottery, arrowheads and two-faced tools like knives will be available for inspection.

The ruins found in the remote eastern Utah canyon could reveal secrets about the Fremont people, descendants of the continent's original paleoindians who showed up before the time of Christ to settle much of present-day Utah.

Curator Duncan Metcalfe says there hasn't been any excavations at the site. But some surface material has been collected, and some of that will be on display tomorrow.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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