Gov. Gordon makes September Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month

WYOMING — Gov. Mark Gordon proclaimed September as Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM) during a ceremony at the Capitol recently. This aims to highlight the Cowboy State’s “ever-growing public interest in Wyoming’s rich cultural heritage that actively engages the public with Wyoming’s diverse archaeological resources.”

The celebration of Wyoming Archaeology features an annually produced award-winning poster, the centerpiece of WAAM. This year’s poster, “The First Humans and Last Mammoths in Wyoming,” highlights mammoth hunting in Wyoming.

The poster also celebrates two significant mammoth sites in Wyoming, the Colby site, located near Worland, which represents the remains of mammoth meat caches stored by members of the Clovis culture, and the La Prele site, near Douglas, that contains the bones of a single juvenile Columbian mammoth and several associated artifact scatters.

The poster is free of charge and can be picked up at the State Historic Preservation Office, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne, or in Laramie in the Anthropology Building located at 12 and Lewis, Room 312.

The posters are also available via mail with a $12 charge to cover mailing costs. Limit one poster per person. Send your request along with a check or money order payable to “Wyoming Archaeology Month” and your name and mailing address to:

Judy Wolf, State Historic Preservation Office
Wyoming  Archaeology Month, Dept. 3431,
1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.

Go online here for more information about WAAM.

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