SUpper Green River Basin Chapter

Membership

Membership Application form (PDF)

Welcome Letter

Brochure

CHAPTER MEETINGS
Our regular meetings are usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale.

Regular WAS meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - CANCELLED
6:30PM Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Regular WAS meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
CANCELLED
6:30PM Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Archaeology Links:
Wyoming Archaeological Society

The Wyoming Archaeologist

Archaeology News

Wyoming Archaeology on Twitter

Archaeological Updates (WAPA and WAS)

Related Articles:

March 2011 WAS meeting - Mike Hawkins LaBarge hobby archaeology (March 17, 2011)

Lander Trail-New Fork River Crossing Historical Park
(September 30, 2010)

WAS Meeting at the Green River Valley Museum - Dave Crowley, Wagner Variant of Lander Trail (June 15, 2010)

Archaeology on the Anticline (April 22, 2010)

Utah Artifact Roadshow article (PDF)

 

 

Upper Green River Basin Chapter
of the Wyoming Archaeological Society
Membership form (PDF)

News:

NEWS 4/1/2020): Our regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 has been CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule our special guest speaker Rachel Shimek later date.

NEWS (3/17/2020): The Wyoming Archaeological Society 2020 Spring Meeting has been rescheduled in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The new dates are set for October 16th - 18th, 2020 pending the CDC's recommendations/advisories. Please check the website for updates http://www.wyomingarchaeology.org/2019-was-spring-meeting.html. If you have already submitted your registration and would like a refund, please email Jenny Aiello at jennyaiello1117@gmail.com for a reimbursement.

NEWS (3/15/2020): Our regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th has been CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule our special guest speaker Cody Newton at a later date.

NEWS (2/24/2020): The WAPA/WAS website has been updated with 2020 spring meeting information. A page has also been created on the website for the new Monuments and Markers website hosted by State Parks and Cultural Resources. Check out the updates for Monuments and Markers at: http://www.wyomingarchaeology.org/monuments-and-markers.html

Spring Meeting updates
can be found here: http://www.wyomingarchaeology.org/2019-was-spring-meeting.html

The 2020 Spring Meeting will be May 1-3 in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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Calendar:

Archaeology Chapter to meet Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:30PM, Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming


Special Guest speaker: Rachael Shimek - CANCELLED
Free program. Public is welcome to attend.

MEETING CANCELLED: Everyone is invited to come hear an archaeology talk on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30PM at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. The talk is hosted by the Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society.  There will be a short business meeting followed by our special guest speaker and presentation. Everyone invited. Free presentation. Please invite any of your friends who might be interested in local areaarchaeology.

PRESENTATION: “Dogs in the Dirt: The Archaeology of (Hu)Man's Best Friend" by Rachael Shimek, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
Dogs were the first animals to live with humans in a domesticated context and have served myriad roles in human societies since this partnership began. My presentation will offer a whirlwind tour through 20,000-plus years of canid-human relationships, touching on initial domestication and the roles of dogs in human societies. The archaeological record of dogs in Wyoming will be examined and I will explore some factors shaping the visibility of dogs in the record. Finally, I will highlight several Wyoming sites with spectacular, unusual, and/or particularly informative canid remains and discuss how these local sites can contribute to our understanding of humanity’s oldest best friend.

Rachael Shimek Rachael is a Cultural Records and GIS Specialist with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. She also has served as Field Director of the annual excavations at the Hell Gap site in southeastern Wyoming for several years. Rachael received a Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology and a GIS Graduate Certificate from Iowa State University in 2012 and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming in 2014. Her career in archaeology has ranged from CRM to academic excavations to archaeological collections management to public education and outreach. She has conducted field work in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana and lives in Laramie with her two best friends, Ralph and Lucy.

Wyoming State Archaeologist Dr. Spencer Pelton gave a talk on January 21, 2020 at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale.

Wyoming State Archaeologist, Dr. Spencer Pelton, gave a talk for our WAS Chapter on the Powars II Paleoindian Red Ochre Quarry on January 21, 2020 at the Museum of the Mountain Man.

In Memory: J.D. "Sam" Drucker (1952- Nov. 6, 2019)

JD 'Sam' Drucker

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MEMBERSHIP: Dues for 2020 membership are due in January. If you would like to be a member for 2020, please bring payment ($20/Individual, $25/Family) to a meeting, or print and mail the membership form (http://www.sublette.com/was/pdf/Membershipform.pdf) along with your dues. Membership dues help support WAS efforts at the state and local level including paying travel for speakers to come here to give great presentations.

For more information contact Dawn Ballou, Secretary/Treasurer UGRB Chapter WAS, dawn@pinedaleonline.com.

News:

See below for WAS t-shirts, mugs, water bottles and caps.

2020 Officers (new officers elected in January of each year):
Clint Gilchrist, President
Dave Vlcek, Vice-President
Dawn Ballou, Secretary/Treasurer


Send memberships to:
Upper Green River Basin, Wyoming Archaeological Society
PO Box 412
Pinedale, WY 82941-0412

(scroll down for more information on WAS membership)

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WAS t-shirts, mugs and water bottles
The WAPA/WAS website has been updated with 2018 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month hats, t-shirts and aprons. Get your information here:
http://www.wyomingarchaeology.org/archaeology-awareness-month.html

WAS in Sublette County, Wyoming
Wyoming Archaeological SocietyThe focus of the Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the WAS is archaeology in the Upper Green River Valley in western Wyoming. This is an area rich in history with archaeological artifacts dating back 10,000 years. Glaciation prior to 10,000 years ago effectively obliterated any archaeological evidence which may have been in many parts of our county.

Our efforts will be centered on education and information related to archaeology, preserving and protecting local archaeological sites, and socializing with others with a common interest in local area archaeology. We plan to have guest speakers, field trips and casual meetings. We encourage the promotion of scientific research and cooperation between the avocational archaeology enthusiast and professional archaeologists.

There are no qualification requirements to join.

Anyone with an interest is welcome. Dues are $20/year for an Individual, $25/year for a Family, $50/year for Institutional/Companies (US). Dues help pay for The Wyoming Archaeologist publication, published twice a year, as well as scholarships to worthy students. In addition, $1.00 and $2.40 from each individual and family membership respectively, is paid to the Wyoming Archaeological Foundation to help further scientific research in Wyoming and to aid in the management of the Hell Gap Site. Click here for membership information.

The Upper Green River Basin Chapter is formed in partnership with the Sublette County Historical Society, the parent organization of the Museum of the Mountain Man. The Historical Society plans sometime in the future to build a new archaeology wing on the Museum of the Mountain Man complex. We plan to hold meetings monthly, rotating locations between the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale and the Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney.

WAS membership
Please mail to:

Upper Green River Basin, Wyoming Archaeological Society
PO Box 412
Pinedale, WY 82941-0412

Memberships are $20/year for an Individual, $25/year for a Family, $50/year for Institutional/Companies (US). Additional contributions or donations, which go to our local chapter, are always welcome and appreciated.Membership form (PDF)

Welcome to the new Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society (WAS). The WAS is an organization dedicated to promoting archaeological awareness in Wyoming. Anyone interested is welcome to join the WAS. The Upper Green River Basin Chapter was officialy named at the meeting on Wednesday, May 18th held at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. the group formed as an organization of people interested in the archaeology of the Upper Green River Valley. Please read our Welcome Letter.

PUPOSES OF THE WYOMING ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
1. To promote and disseminate archaeological knowledge and understanding to the citizens of Wyoming.
2. To preserve, protect, and respect archaeological material and sites.
3. To preserve important archaeological sites and collections by acquiring them for study purposes.
4. To promote scientific research and encourage cooperation between avocational and professional archaeologist.
5. To cooperate and coordinate with the Wyoming State Archaeologist and other persons and agencies concerning archaeological investigations.
6. To respect the dignity of groups whose cultural histories are the subject of archaeological investigations.

FUTURE PLANS FOR THE UGRB-WAS
- Field trips to important archaeological sites
- Possible field work including surface collections and excavations on private lands
- Stewardship and volunteer programs associated with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
- Presentations by knowledgeable archaeologists.


For more information about the Upper Green River Basin Chapter WAS, please contact the Museum of the Mountain Man: 307-367-4101, e-mail: was@sublette.com. For more information about the Wyoming Archaeological Society, see www.WyomingArchaeology.org

Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society
PO Box 412, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941-0412
was@sublette.com

http://www.sublette.com/was
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