Ice Patch Archaeology in the Rocky Mountains talk Feb. 19
Talk by archaeologist Bob Kelly
February 14, 2019
The Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archeology Society will be having a meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, 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 Bob Kelly. His talk will be on "Ice Patch Archaeology in the Rocky Mountains."
In the past 20 years, archaeologists around the world have discovered ice patches to be a valuable source of archaeological and paleo-environmental information. Kelly will describe recent research by himself and colleagues in the Rocky Mountains that helps us understand how and why high elevations were used in the past.
Bob Kelly has been doing archaeology for the past 45 years in the western US — the last 20 in Wyoming. He is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology, and just completed a term as editor of the Society’s flagship journal, American Antiquity. He just completed excavation of a rock shelter near Medicine Lodge, on Paint Rock Creek, and has worked on the Pine Spring site in SW Wyoming, and surveyed ice patches for archaeology in the Winds, Absarokas, and Glacier National Park in Montana. With others, he is working on a mammoth kill site near Douglas. He is the co-author of two textbooks, Archaeology, and Archaeology: Down to Earth, and the author of The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers, and the popular book, The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about the Future.
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