High Elevation Archaeology Program coming Jan. 20th

Central Wyoming College Archaeology professor, Todd Guenther, is presenting a program on five years of high elevation archaeological surveys in the Wind River mountains. The presentations are Monday and Thursday in Lander and Dubois, respectively.

The archeological work is part of the annual Central Wyoming College Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expeditions (ICCE). These field research projects are capstone components of students’ educations in the CWC Alpine Science Institute. Guenther will discuss the unusually high frequency of very early sites dating to the end of the Pleistocene ice age, as well as the highest documented bison jump, evidence suggesting worship of glaciers, their discovery of the highest prehistoric site in Wyoming at 13,470ft., and the overall density of archeological material in the high country from prehistoric times right up to early settlement and homesteading. The presentation is titled, “From Clovis to Cowboy.”

Presentations are scheduled for the Lander Library – Carnegie Room, Monday January 20th at 6:30 p.m., and the Dubois Museum, on Thursday January 23rd at 7:00 p.m.