The Extreme History Lecture Series!

Posted: January 23, 2012 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

The Extreme History Project will partner with the Museum of theRockiesand the Archaeological Conservancy to offer a series of lectures which aim to offer new perspectives on history, anthropology and archaeology. By bringing cutting-edge research in the Sciences and Humanities to the general public, this unique project hopes to create dialogue around challenging issues and promote healing, tolerance and peace through a new public awareness of the past. The Extreme History Project is a local public history organization which seeks to bridge communities by examining their shared histories.

These free public lectures will be held at the Museum of the Rockies Hagar Auditorium in Bozeman and the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston and will cover topics topics which include local archaeology, archaeoastronomy, folklore and ritual in archaeological assemblages, American Indian music and environmental history as well as many others.

Our First Lecture: February 9, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Hagar Auditorium, The Museum of the Rockies

The Dawn of Montana Archaeology with Nancy Mahoney

Nancy Mahoney, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University will be discussing her reserarch on the of the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Archaeological Collection located at the Museum of the Rockies.This collection contains archaeological materials from Montana and Wyoming that were made during the first half of the 20th century, all of which have been detailed by Mr. Cramer in a massive, handwritten ledger.   As a whole, the collection contains artifacts and documentation from some of most significant archaeological sites in Montana, including Pictograph Cave, the Hagen Site and the Billings Bison Trap Site, as well as places of significance to the Crow Nation.

Come out and learn something new about your world!



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