The public is invited to see what archaeologists have been digging up in Iosepa, a settlement of Polynesian pioneers who lived from 1889-1917 in Skull Valley near the Stansbury Mountains.
"Visitors will be able to see the archaeological process live," said Benjamin Pykles, an archaeologist working for State University of New York at Potsdam. He said most of what they've been finding has been trash, bottles, plates and parts of jewelry.
Pykles and archaeology students will be working Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From noon to 1:30 p.m., descendants from the Iosepa community will be offering Polynesian finger food. Members of the Iosepa Historical Association will also be on hand to answer questions about the history of Iosepa.
Take I-80 west to Exit 77 for U-196 in Tooele County, then go south to Iosepa. The exit is the same as that for Dugway.