Archaeology group considers 'The Power of Place'

Feb 20, 2012 By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer

Lander rancher Dave Raynolds and Central Wyoming College geology professor Suki Smaglik will combine forces to present the February program on "The Power of Place" at Tuesday's open meeting of the Fremont County Archaeological Society.

The Feb. 21 meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Hudson Town Hall and is open to the public.

Smaglik will supplement the program with photographs she has taken of the boulders on top of Table Mountain.

An outdoor woman, Smaglik worked with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, conducting field work in Wyoming, California and Alaska. She also taught at community colleges while in graduate school.

Her master's degree is from the Colorado School of Mines and her doctoral studies were conducted at the University of Hawaii.

For Tuesday's program, Raynolds will discuss how archaeologists should consider the location of sites they are investigating, questioning, "Why did humans interact in this area and not 'over there'?"

The free public program is sponsored by the Fremont County Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society Inc., which is a non-profit educational organization.

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