The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will be having our monthly meeting Thursday, January 4th at the Holiday Inn. Please see the hostess at the restaurant for meeting location but we are typically in the La Gourmet Room. Dinner and business meeting starts at 6pm with the speaker starting around 7pm. Please join us for dinner or just for the speaker. This event is free and open to the public.
Our speaker this month is Hillary Jones. Hillary will be presenting her research on three Paleoindian sites located on the shore of Lima Reservoir within Montana’s Centennial Valley. Hillary will discuss her multi-pronged approach to her research, including optically stimulated luminescence dating, granulometry, stratigraphic profiling and facies analysis to accomplish her objectives. These objectives include reconstructing the geomorphic history of the area surrounding the three sites in order to determine what events may have resulted in site burial versus exposure and using the reconstructed history to outline criteria for recognizing other locations with archaeological burial potential within Centennial Valley.
Ms. Jones is a geoarcheologist for ACR consultants in Sheridan, Wyoming and has nearly completed a Master’s of Science degree in Archeology and Cultural Resource Management through Utah State University.
Questions, please contact Christine Varah at email@example.com