Decorated Walls and Tree-Ring Dates South of the Bears Ears: Results of Five Years of Research of the Cedar Mesa Building Murals Project

This presentation presents the results of the Cedar Mesa Building Murals Project, a five-year study (2013–2017) of decorated buildings at Ancestral Pueblo cliff-dwellings in southeastern Utah that were occupied in the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150–1300). The project was conducted through a partnership with the federal archaeologists at the Monticello Field Office of the BLM and the University of Arizona School of Anthropology and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Dating.