Behind the Bears Ears

Behind the Bears Ears

Exploring the Cultural and Natural Histories of a Sacred Landscape

by R. E. Burrillo

Published by: Torrey House Press

Imprint: Torrey House Press

320 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781948814300
  • Published: October 2020


"Solid history and archaeology combines with an understated call to preserve Bears Ears—all of it, not just a sliver."

For more than twelve thousand years, the redrock landscape of southeastern Utah
has shaped the lives of everyone who calls it home. R. E. Burrillo takes readers on a journey of discovery through the stories and controversies that make this place so unique, from traces of its earliest inhabitants through its role in shaping the study of archaeology itself—and into the modern battle over its protection.

R. E. BURRILLO is an archaeologist and conservation advocate. His writing has appeared in Archaeology Southwest, Colorado Plateau Advocate, the Salt Lake Tribune, and elsewhere. He splits his time between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Flagstaff, Arizona.