The Prehistoric Museum creates understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural processes that formed the geologic, fossil and prehistoric human records found in eastern Utah. We do this through educational and interpretive programs based upon our academic research, preservation programs, authentic exhibits, and the creative efforts of our staff and community.


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Price, Utah 84501
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Chasing Time Exhibit

Chasing Time

The still, tranquil beauty of Utah's mountains and deserts, long admired by artists, was born from a turbulent past. Massive environmental and geologic changes in deep time, along with continued erosion, created a landscape with stratigraphy laid bare. Each rock, from resistant, cliff-forming sandstones to soft, bench and slope-forming mudstones, tells the story of Utah's geologic past.

In this exhibit, we take you on a journey across eastern and southern Utah through the eyes of the artist and the geologist. What do these geologic formations tell us about the deep history of Utah? How was the climate different, and what animals and plants called these landscapes home? Find out as we go Chasing Time!

Rock Art

Eastern Utah Rock Art

Utah is an extraordinarily rich state in terms of its archaeological past. Indians have lived in every part of the state from extremely ancient times, and have left rock art reminders of their presence in all parts of the state.
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Utahraptor

Utahraptor

What do you get when you combine a mega-blockbuster science fiction movie and the scientific proof to back it up? You find out that reality is more shocking than fiction. Utahraptor is the largest of all raptor dinosaurs. It is also the oldest of this family, living approximately 125 million years ago.
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