Science and Research

a piece of black and white patterned pottery
Potsherds and other artifacts help archeologists reveal stories of the past. Help protect archeological sites by leaving all artifacts where you find them.

NPS/Jacob W. Frank


The Inventory & Monitoring program consists of scientists who monitor the "vital signs" of Hovenweep's ecosystems. Other field work is conducted by park staff, graduate students, or independent researchers.

For information about research at Hovenweep or Natural Bridges national monuments, or to apply for a research permit, visit the NPS online Research Permit and Reporting System.


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    Last updated: March 7, 2018

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