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.

Regular WAS meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30PM Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale - everyone welcome to attend.
More info

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

Calendar:

Archaeology Chapter to meet Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30PM, Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming

Special Guest speaker: Michael Page with the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist-Archaeological Survey Division
Free. Public welcome to attend.

MEETING: Everyone is welcome to come hear an archaeology talk about Late Prehistoric pottery in Wyoming on Tuesday, March 20th 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 a presentation by Michael Page with the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist-Archaeological Survey Division.  Everyone is welcome.  Please invite your friends.

PRESENTATION: “Pottery traditions found in western Wyoming ” by Michael Page

Prehistoric/Protohistoric pottery is uncommon in Wyoming. However, what the state lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity. A recent analysis of the pottery collections held at the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository revealed evidence of thirteen different ceramic traditions. Some of these traditions are related, but most are not. Unfortunately, the study also showed that many Wyoming archaeologists have made little effort to identify pottery assemblages. This has been particularly prevalent in in Upper and Lower Green River Basin where most of the pottery recorded in recent decades misidentified as Intermountain/Shoshone or just summarily described as “gray ware.” The pottery found in Western Wyoming can be assigned to five or six distinct ceramic traditions, many of which are directly associated with known cultural groups. The presentation will provide an overview of the pottery traditions found in western Wyoming including their diagnostic characteristics, spatial/temporal parameters and cultural affiliations. A more complete understanding of the Late Prehistoric period in western Wyoming is evident when all the evidence is taken into consideration.

Michael Page graduated with a B.S. in Archaeological Studies from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2000. In 2003 Michael came to Wyoming to attend Graduate School and later Law School where he earned a JD in May 2009 followed shortly thereafter with an M.A. in Anthropology. Michael has worked on a wide range of archaeological and cultural resource management projects throughout Wyoming as well as in the upper Midwest, the Southeast and the Great Plains. Since 2010, Michael has worked for the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist-Archaeological Survey Division where he provides cultural resource management services for a range of clients primarily in the public sector. Michael’s personal research interests include prehistoric pottery production, anthropology of learning, sourcing of pottery and stone and geoarchaeology.

More info

Attention members: Dues for 2018 membership are due by end of March. Dues are $20/Individual, $25/Family. If you would like to be a member, please bring payment to the January or February 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 presentations.

For more information contact Clint Gilchrist, Secretary/Treasurer UGRB Chapter WAS, clint@sublette.com.

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2018 Officers:
Sam Drucker, President
Dave Vlcek, Vice-President
Clint Gilchrist, Secretary/Treasurer

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 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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