Wyoming Archaeology: Clovis to Cowboy
Presented by Todd Guenther
Guenther's intrepid archeological field school students have hiked many hundreds of miles looking for evidence of human presence in the alpine regions around Gannett Peak and the Dinwoody. In the process, they have made a series of astonishing discoveries.
The archaeological work is part of the annual Central Wyoming College Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expeditions (ICCE). These field research projects are capstone components of students' educations in the CWC Alpine Science Institute.
Guenther will discuss the unusually high frequency of very early sites dating to the end of the Pleistocene ice age, as well as the highest documented bison jump, evidence suggesting worship of glaciers, their discovery of the highest prehistoric site in Wyoming at 13,470ft., and the overall density of archaeological material in the high country from prehistoric times right up to early settlement and homesteading.