SUpper Green River Basin Chapter

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

Tues. Feb. 21, 2017
Regular WAS meeting and Special Guest speaker Wade Haakenson

“Protohistoric Archaeology on the Mesa.” At the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. Short business meeting at 6:30PM, talk starts around 7PM. Free, Everyone welcome.

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)

Calendar:

February 21, 2017: Reguilar WAS chapter meeting and Archaeology talk in Pinedale - "Protohistoric Archaeology on the Mesa” by Wade Haakenson of Western Archaeological Services The Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society (WAS) will have guest speaker Wade Haakenson of Western Archaeological Services in Rock Springs. Wade's talk will be “Protohistoric Archaeology on the Mesa.” His talk will focus on a Protohistoric site located along the southern edge of the Mesa and how this site relates to other Protohistoric sites in southwestern Wyoming. The site was discovered in the fall of 2009 during a monitor of construction. A temporary shelter was erected over it and it was excavated in December and January of 2009/2010. The excavation identified a cooking hearth and an associated midden with stone tools and the remains of an elk. Free, everyone welcome to come listen.

News:

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


2017 Officers:
Sam Drucker, President
Dave Vlcek, Vice-President
Clint Gilchrist, Secretary/Treasurer

    
John Laughlin, Archaeologist with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was the special guest speaker at the WAS meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. His talk was "10,000 Years in Ten Days: Archaeological Work on the Moriah Ranch, Albany County, Wyoming." More info

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

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WAS t-shirts, mugs and water bottles
The Wyoming Archaeology tee shirt for 2014 is an Andy Warhol inspired design featuring a Bison antiquus skull from the Casper Site. The shirts are heavyweight 100% cotton (preshrunk). Short sleeve shirts are available in either black or white. Long sleeve shirts are available in black. The cap is a weathered brown cotton twill featuring the Casper Site Bison antiquus skull. 16 oz. Stainless-Steel insulated Coffee Tumblers featuring a bison shield design are available in either Garnet or Indigo Blue. Stainless-Steel Water Bottles with the bison shield design are available in either Silver or Purple. Short sleeve t-shirts are $16. Long sleeve t-shirts are $24. Caps are $16. Coffee tumblers are $15. Click here for order form (PDF).

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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