Uniquely Utah: Ancient artifacts recovered from restricted military testing range

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Test and Training Range is a restricted space where cutting-edge military technology is tested, but this summer archaeologists were allowed inside for a retrieval mission.

Listbeth Louderback of the Natural History Museum of Utah said many of the items found out at the range were “untouched, unmoved for the past 10,000-plus years.”

The range is a patch of land larger than the state of Delaware, and the public is not allowed in. However, Louderback said this was a “really unique situation.”

That unique situation forms the basis of this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah, see the video above of details on the artifacts recovered at the range after a 2015 survey revealed the ancient items’ presence.