archaeology 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 Vore Buffalo Jump - Sundance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vore-buffalo-jump-sundance <p>The Vore Buffalo Jump is on the interface between what were once great bison pastures of the northern Great Plains and the Black Hills, making it highly attractive to various groups of buffalo hunters. In about 300 years, the site was used by five or more tribes.</p><p>The rich cultures and fascinating history of the Plains Indians developed around the immense bison herds and grasslands and of western North America.</p><p>Many Native American groups believe the Black Hills have spiritual properties as well as important material resources.</p><p><strong>Varves Help Date the Site</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:29:42 +0000 Vore Buffalo Jump 56807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Vore Buffalo Jump - Sundance Young Wyoming archaeologist discovers more prehistoric villages http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/young-wyoming-archaeologist-discovers-more-prehistoric-villages <p>A young&nbsp;Wyoming&nbsp;archaeologist&nbsp;has discovered several more prehistoric villages in the Wind River Range, bringing the total up to 19 confirmed villages at the high altitude&nbsp;archaeology&nbsp;site known as High Rise Village.&nbsp; His findings are&nbsp;being&nbsp;published in an upcoming scientific journal&nbsp;article.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:16:53 +0000 Melodie Edwards 49766 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Young Wyoming archaeologist discovers more prehistoric villages UW researchers say gradual climate change affected human population numbers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-researchers-say-gradual-climate-change-affected-human-population-numbers <p></p><p>A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by UW researchers Bob Kelly, Todd Surovell, Bryan Shuman, and one-time UW graduate student Geoff Smith looks at climate change in the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming and how it affected the population living there over thousands of years. Archaeologist Todd Surovell and geologist Bryan Shuman came in to talk about their work with Wyoming Public Radio's Irina Zhorov.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:48:05 +0000 Irina Zhorov 34496 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW researchers say gradual climate change affected human population numbers