Since 1996 students and faculty from University of Zagreb (Croatia), Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan), University Sendai (Japan), Far East State University (Russia), Novosibirsk State University (Russia), University of Renne (France), University of Nice (France), University of Olavarria (Argentina), Russian Academy of Sciences (St Petersburg and Novosibirsk) have participated at a variety of our projects in the Rocky Mountains. The involvement has ranged from participation in field and laboratory portions of the project to self-designed research and co-authorship of presentations and publications with UW personnel. Hell Gap, a stratified Pleistocene/Holocene transition site has been a focus of much of the involvement of international scholars and students (link), however, Rockshelters in the Bighorn and nearby Pryor mountains of Montana, the stratified Paleoindian age Agate Basin site, as well as other projects have been the venues of these international endeavors.

The hosting of international scholars in our projects has fostered opportunities for University of Wyoming students and faculty to work on archaeological projects abroad. Students and faculty have participated in projects Croatia, Russia, France, and Mongolia.

Past and Recent International Students and Scholars

Dr. Pablo Massineo, from Olavarria spent a year in residence (2009-20010) as a post-doctoral student funded by the Argentinean National Committee for Scientific Research and Technology (CONICET).

Dr. June Hashizume, Tokyo Metropolitan University. (2005 and 2006)

Dr. Nicolas Naudinot, Universite de Renne has participated in our field projects since 2006.

Dr. Olexandra Fedorchenko, Kiev Mokhila University, Kiev, Ukraine. (2007-2008)

Mr. Edi Grabar, University of Zagreb participated in the Hell Gap project in 2018 Mr. Edi Grabar, University of Zagreb participated in the Hell Gap project in 2018.


Pablo Messineo. Edi Grabar excavating at the Hell Gap site.

Left: Pablo Messineo of Olavarria, Argentina (standing above Bob Patten Flintknapping) and Renata Nizak from University of Zagreb (in sunglasses) during flintknapping workshop at the Hell Gap site. Right: Edi Grabar from University of Zagreb (at right) excavating at the Hell Gap site.


June Hashizume at the Ditch Creek Shelter Nicolas Naudinot at the Two Moon Shelter.

Left: June Hashizume of Tokyo Metropolitan at Ditch Creek Shelter (standing). Right: Nicolas Naudinot of Université de Rennes at Two Moon Shelter (at total station).



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