The Dixie Archaeology Society is a group of individuals whose purpose is to educate the public regarding archaeological resources, especially rock art, within
We accomplish our goal by:
1) Having monthly meetings with lectures from area experts
2) Having monthly field trips to local archaeological sites, lead by knowledgeable persons who can offer some level of interpretation
We believe that the preservation of rock art as well as other archaeological sites lies in education. This education must involve both lectures and class room teaching but also “hands on” experience. This also means that the public must be able to visit archaeological sites and view them “in situ” in order to appreciate value of the resource.
We believe that archaeological sites must remain open to the public for them to gain the full appreciation of “those who came before”. We must strive to make each site a “living museum”.
(1939 - 2019)
We lost a good and valued friend recently. Boma Johnson passed this last August.
Boma helped us all learn about and appreciate archaeology, Native cultures and how they are so closely interrelated in the Southwest. He also helped us understand the geology of the St. George region.
He was an archaeologist, teacher and story teller who greatly influenced the Dixie Archaeology Society and every one of its many members for the 20 years he an Kat lived in St. George.
He will be missed.
Rest in Peace my friend.