12th and Lewis Street
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307 766-5136
Fax: 307 766-2473
As a public service, the Institute, along with the Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists and the State Historic Preservation office sponsors a public lecture each fall near the end of September in conjunction with the fall board meeting. These lectures are given by a prominent archaeologist, but are aimed at a general audience. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Some recent lectures:
2004 Dena Dincauze, University of Massachusetts, northeastern paleoindian archaeology
2004 Dr. David Meltzer, Southern Methodist University, history of investigations at the Folsom site, New Mexico.
2006 Dr. Gary Haynes, University of Nevada, Reno, Clovis as a colonizing population.
2007 Dr. Mark Aldenderfer, Arizona State University, high altitude adaptations in Tibet.
2008 Dr. Gustavo Politis, University of La Plata, Argentina.
2009 Dr. Janine Gasco, California State University at Dominguez Hills, Cacao Production and the economic and social role of chocolate in Mesoamerica.
2010 Dr. Ted Goebel, Texas A&M University, The Beringian Origins of the First Americans: Do Genes, Bones, and Stones Tell the Same Story?
2011 Dr. Mary Stiner, University of Arizona, Hunters of the European Late Lower Paleolithic.
2012 Dr. Curtis Marean, Arizona State University, Survivors on the Edge of Land and Sea: Modern Human Origins and How Coastal Life Helped Make Us Unique.
2013 Dr. Vance Holliday, University of Arizona, Hunting Gomphotheres at the End of the World: El Fin Del Mundo (Sonora, Mexico) and Clovis Archaeology in the Greater Southwest