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Research Confirms Eastern Wyoming Paleoindian Site as Americas’ Oldest Mine

May 9, 2023 ‖ Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming’s state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.

Riverton’s Christie Wildcat Named a Top Graduating UW Senior

May 9, 2023 ‖ Of all that she has accomplished as a University of Wyoming undergraduate, Christie Wildcat, from Riverton, says having a statewide initiative supported by Gov. Mark Gordon proclaiming May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Day is her biggest achievement.

UW’s Todd Surovell Receives NSF Grant to Study Ancient Clovis Culture at La Prele Mammoth Site

May 9, 2023 ‖ A University of Wyoming professor of anthropology has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate humans’ adaptation to environments during the ice age. Specifically, Todd Surovell will be studying how Clovis people lived at the La Prele Mammoth site near Douglas in Converse County.

UW Professor Receives Grant to Study Icelandic Immigration

May 9, 2023 ‖ Rural communities in Iceland are more similar to Wyoming’s than you think, according to the University of Wyoming’s Pamela Innes.

UW Anthropologist’s Mammoth Mystery Solved by Oregon Man

May 9, 2023 ‖ Pat Neill believes in coincidences and, recently, that belief was rewarded.

UW Anthropology Department Asks for Public’s Help in Mammoth Mystery

May 9, 2023 ‖ Everyone loves a good mystery, especially if it’s eventually solved. That’s where University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology Professor Todd Surovell needs help.

UW Professor Robert L. Kelly Receives Humboldt Research Award

May 9, 2023 ‖ Robert L. Kelly, a University of Wyoming professor of anthropology, recognized internationally as a leading researcher in anthropology, has been selected to receive an Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation Award.



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