Also known as the Baker Village.
The Baker Archaeological Site contains the remains of a native Fremont village occupied from approximately 1220 to 1295 AD. The Fremont People lived in this well planned community consisting of several small pit houses and granaries, surrounding a main "big house."
The site was first excavated by Brigham Young University's Office of Public Archaeology, in cooperation with the BLM and the University of Nevada Reno from 1991 to 1994. Recovered artifacts from the site are currently stored at BYU's Museum of People and Cultures in Provo, Utah. After the excavations, the site was backfilled (reburied with the dirt that was removed during excavation), a necessary step in protecting the cultural features that remain. The walls visible today are modern walls, built in 2002.
How To Get HereEdit
Today, the Bureau of Land Management administers the site with brochures, an information kiosk, restroom, picnic tables, and a sun shelter for day use. Access from the Baker Cutoff Road that runs in between US 6/50 and SR 487, 2 miles northeast of Baker.