Todd Surovell http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Rare Mammoth Site Excavated In Douglas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rare-mammoth-site-excavated-douglas <p>In 1986, a large mammoth rib bone was found jutting out of the bank of a creek a few miles from Douglas.&nbsp; The state archaeologist, Dr. George Frison, did a hasty 4-day excavation at the time.&nbsp; But a thorough excavation has never been done because the land owners weren’t interested in hosting an archaeology dig on their property.&nbsp; That left archaeologists with a big question--was LaPrele Creek a mammoth kill site?&nbsp; But recently the land sold and archaeologists have finally been allowed to dig.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:48:30 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60519 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rare Mammoth Site Excavated In Douglas Wyoming archaeologist looks to Mongolia for clues about ancient local nomads http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-archaeologist-looks-mongolia-clues-about-ancient-local-nomads <p>A Wyoming Archaeologist’s work in Mongolia is shedding new light on the prehistoric people of the Rocky</p><p>Mountains. Wyoming Public Radio’s Sara Hossaini reports.</p><p>SARA HOSSAINI: University of Wyoming archaeologist Todd Surovell spends a lot of time thinking about how humans organize the space around us. In particular, our junk.</p><p>TODD SUROVELL:&nbsp;I don’t think archaeologists commonly portray themselves as studiers of trash, but that’s what we do. Ninety-nine percent of what we find in the archaeological record is refuse.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:25:07 +0000 Sara Hossaini 33794 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming archaeologist looks to Mongolia for clues about ancient local nomads