Wonderlust: A Clovis Burial Site in Park County, Montana
- Monday, August 6, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- Belgrade, Montana
Join us as we discuss the Clovis Burial Site found along Flathead Creek.
Thursday, September 6 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Belgrade Community Library
106 N. Broadway
Instructor: Larry Lahren
406 222-3168; 406 223-3168
Box 1218, Livingston, MT 59047
The term “Clovis,” derived from a site finding near Clovis, New Mexico, is used by archaeologists to define one of the New World’s late Ice-Age hunter-gatherers groups. In 1961, while hunting marmots on a sandstone outcrop along Flathead Creek, about a mile south of Wilsall, Montana, Bill Roy Bray found a stone tool known as a biface and some small infant bones covered with red ocher. In May 1968, while removing talus from the same area, two other men found the partial remains of 1-2 year old male child associated with 115 red-ochre-covered stone and faunal artifacts of the Clovis type. The stories surrounding these discoveries – and the twists and turns that followed – are the focus of archaeologist Larry Lahren's presentation.
Larry Lahren is a Park County native who has been conducting archaeological research in Montana since 1966. He has Bachelor and Master's degrees from Montana State (College) University and a Ph.D. in North American Archaeology from the University of Calgary. He as taught at colleges and universities in Montana and Canada. Since 1971 he has operated Anthro Research Inc., a private consulting firm. His book Homeland: An Archaeologist's View of Yellowstone Country's Past was published in 2006. In 2013 he received the Governor's Award for the Humanities.
Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or email@example.com.