A new exhibit, “From Krakow to Castle Rock: Jagiellonian University’s Archaeological Investigations within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,” will open Saturday at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, in Dolores.
The new exhibit highlights the legacy of archaeological work within the monument through photographs of Sand Canyon and East Rock Creek. The exhibit is the result of seven years of research by Radosław Palonka, an archaeology professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
His research showcases detailed images of archaeological sites deep within the monument. These images were closely examined to more clearly understand this site through detailed documentation and archaeological testing.
Photos in the exhibit premiered at several European venues before traveling to Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum for their U.S. debut.
Palonka will kick off the exhibit opening with a lecture at 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum for the opening and the lecture are free.
For more information, call the museum and visitor center at 882-5600.