2019 WCC

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Extreme History Project Lecture: Before Yellowstone: 11,000 Years of Native Americans in Yellowstone

MOR is pleased to host the Extreme History Project lecture series that encourages public understanding of the way our history has shaped our present.

Doug MacDonald, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Montana, will discuss what archaeological research into nearly 2,000 sites has revealed about the long history of human presence in what is now Yellowstone National Park. MacDonald will explain the significance of important areas such as Obsidian Cliff, where hunters obtained volcanic rock to make tools and for trade, and Yellowstone Lake, a traditional place for gathering edible plants. From Clovis points associated with mammoth hunting to stone circles marking the sites of tipi lodges, "Before Yellowstone" will bring to life a fascinating story of human occupation and use of this stunning landscape.