Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dr. Mark Miller speaks about "Military Sites in Wyoming 1700-1920" on Oct. 25

We can't wait to read the published book, as Dr. Miller is a fine writer:

Dr. Mark Miller, Wyoming’s State Archaeologist, will celebrate National Archaeology Day with a lecture at the Wyoming State Museum, October 25 at 7 p.m.

From the earliest carved and painted images on stone cliffs to locations dating to the 20th Century, Wyoming is dotted with hundreds of sites that bear witness to military activities.

In his talk, Dr. Miller draws from his recently completed book “Military Sites in Wyoming 1700-1920.” The slide show and lecture summarizes a study of more than 300 sites that have been incorporated into this historic context, beginning with early evidence of military activity in Native American rock art.

The discussion culminates with a discussion of sites related to Wyoming’s role in the United States entry into World War I.

Dr. Miller is a Carbon County native and adjunct professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming.

This program is presented by the Wyoming State Museum, State Historic Preservation Office and Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist. It is free and open to the public.

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. For more information about this and other State Museum programs, please call 777-7022.

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