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Archaeology talk in Pinedale Feb. 21
‘Protohistoric Archaeology on the Mesa’ talk by Wade Haakenson
by WAS
February 16, 2017

The Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeology Society (WAS) will be having a meeting on Tuesday, February 21st, 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 archaeologist Wade Haakenson. Everyone is welcome.

The presentation will be "Protohistoric Archaeology on the Mesa" by Wade Haakenson. His talk will focus on a Protohistoric site located along the southern edge of the Mesa and how this site relates to other Protohistoric sites in southwestern Wyoming. The site was discovered in the fall of 2009 during a monitor of construction. A temporary shelter was erected over it and it was excavated in December and January of 2009/2010. The excavation identified a cooking hearth and an associated midden with stone tools and the remains of an elk.

Wade Haakenson has been an archaeologist for Western Archeological Services in Rock Springs, Wyoming since 2008, and has extensive experience working in the Pinedale Anticline. He got a start in archaeology as a volunteer with the University of North Dakota and was hooked. Wade has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1989. His areas of interest in archaeology are periods of change, transitional regions and how people adapted to these regions, and the Protohistoric period.

Dues for 2017 WAS membership are due by end of February. Dues are $20/Individual, $25/Family. If you have not paid already in 2017 and would like to be a member, please bring payment to the February meeting, or print and mail the membership form ( along with your dues. Membership dues help support WAS efforts at the state and local level including paying travel for speakers to come here to give great presentations.

For more information contact Clint Gilchrist, Secretary/Treasurer UGRB Chapter WAS. or go online to

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