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Archaeology talk in Pinedale February 18
American Indians and Big Game Migration in the Green River Basin
February 9, 2020

Everyone is invited to come hear an archaeology talk on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30PM at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. The talk is hosted by the Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society. There will be a short business meeting followed by a special guest speaker and presentation. Everyone invited. Please invite any of your friends who might be interested in local area archaeology. This is a free presentation.

Gregory Nickerson is a writer and filmmaker with the Wyoming Migration Initiative at the University of Wyoming. He formerly worked as a journalist in the state capital for wyofile.com. Greg earned a Masterís degree in history from the University of Wyoming and grew up in the town of Big Horn. He first explored the Pinedale area in 2001 while working as a hunting guide at the Darwin Ranch in the Upper Gros Ventre.

The Trappers Point kill site near Pinedale shows American Indians hunted pronghorn up to 8000 years ago. But that history continued all the way into historic times. This presentation will revisit some of the archaeology and consider more recent Shoshone traditional ecological knowledge of big game migrations, such as place names and accounts from the fur trade and immigrant trails era. Amazingly, today's GPS collar data shows animals are still migrating on some of the routes where Indian hunters encountered them hundreds of thousands of years ago. The phenomenon of migration persists, giving us a living connection to the full human history of this land.



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