"What Remains Of Bears Ears"

"Utah’s politically contentious southeast corner is a living landscape of culture and civilization"

"For the last 13,000 years, humans have inhabited this part of the southwest.

They carved arrowheads from stone and hunted giant sloths. They learned to farm corn and created communities on the mesa tops.

They scratched and painted images onto rocks and reused and remixed what was left by earlier generations.

For 11 months, the rich legacy of this region was federally protected. It’s not clear who will be its steward now."

Joe Fox, Lauren Tierney, Seth Blanchard, and Gabriel Florit report for the Washington Post April 2, 2019, with design by Jake Crump.

Source: Washington Post, 04/04/2019