Archaeology talk on ‘Migration Corridors, Ice Patches, and High Elevation Landscapes’ Jan. 17 in Pinedale
Featuring guest speaker Larry Todd
January 14, 2017
The Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archeology Society (WAS) will be having a meeting on Tuesday, January 17th, at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Larry Todd on "Migration Corridors, Ice Patches, and High Elevation Landscapes." Larry Todd, PhD, RPA, is Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University; Research Fellow, University of Texas, Austin; and Chair of the Park County Historic Preservation Commission. Larry gave a presentation to the UGRB Chapter in the fall of 2012 on cultural survey post-burn at high altitude sites in the Absarokas.
During the 2016 field season, the Park County Historic Preservation Commission (PCHPC) and GRSLE Archaeology (www.greybull.org) conducted two inventories at elevations from 2700-3500m in NW Wyoming’s Washakie Wilderness (Shoshone National Forest). In both cases the projected examined relationships between surface archaeology and other aspects of the bio-physical environment. First, a segment for one of primary elk migration routes from the western Big Horn Basin into Yellowstone Park was inventoried for associated archaeological sites. Second, continuing work begun in 2015, over 19,000 pieces of chipped stone were recorded, many of which were associated with an ice-patch rich alpine setting. Results of both point to the need for greater consideration of transient environmental attributes (e.g., animal movement patterns and persistent snow locations) when considering site locational properties.
Dues for 2017 membership of the Wyoming Archaeological Society are due by end of February. Dues for the Upper Green River Basin Chapter are $20/Individual, $25/Family. If you would like to be a member, please bring payment to this meeting, or print and mail the membership form (http://www.sublette.com/was/pdf/Membershipform.pdf) along with your dues. Membership dues help support WAS efforts at the state and local level including paying travel for speakers to come to Sublette County to give archaeology presentations. Everyone is welcome. Please invite your friends.