Friday, July 2, 2010

"Humans, Bison and Elk: The Archaeology of Jackson Hole" presentation July 8 in Grand Teton N.P.

From a University of Wyoming press release:

Jackson Hole's rich archaeology history is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 8, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Ken Cannon, Utah State University Archeological Services director, will discuss "Humans, Bison and Elk: The Archaeology of Jackson Hole" at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, north of Leeks Marina. A barbecue will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a $5 per person fee; reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

Past research work along the Wilson-Fall Creek Road on the National Elk Refuge, and in southern Teton County, have revealed insights about the valley's original occupants. Cannon will discuss some of the key sites that have contributed to the current state of understanding about the inhabitants and how they made a living in one of the most beautiful valleys in the world.