How You Can Protect Archaeological Sites


Whenever you visit a site, remember these easy suggestions!

Please enter sites with a spirit of respect for these places and the significance they hold.

Stay on existing roads and trails. The desert landscape is fragile and easily damaged.

Artifacts tell an important story about the past. Do not dig in sites. When you pick up a pottery piece or other artifact to look at, put it back where you found it.

Walls are fragile. Climbing, standing, or sitting on walls can cause irreparable damage by weakening the wall.

Bringing offerings to a site changes its story. Do not add anything to a site.

Do not build fires or light candles in sites.

Rock art is very fragile. Oil from even the cleanest hands can damage drawings. Do not touch rock art, or add your own graffiti.

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