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Collections Access Guidelines

View guidelines developed to ease the process required to use UMNH collections in research

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Range Creek Canyon

Archaeological research of the Fremont culture. 

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Archaeobotany Research

Exploring the plant resources ancient people collected and consumed in the late Pleistocene and Holocene in western North America.

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Paleontology Research
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Utah Fireflies

Citizen science project studying one of our state's most surprising insects. 

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Mammals Research

Vertebrate zoology research. 

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Utah Chocolate

The oldest evidence of chocolate use in the U.S. is found in Southeastern Utah

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Paleoecology Research

Long term ecosystem responses to fire, climate change, and other human impacts

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