Prehistoric artifacts being found high in the forest

*Feature Photo: Dr. Lawrence Todd and his team of researchers worked in the Washakie Wilderness after melting snow fields and wildfires exposed archaeological artifacts. His findings are the subject of a Tuesday meeting in Hudson. (Dr. Lawrence Todd / Pitchengine Communities) * (Hudson, Wyo.) - This month's meeting of the Fremont County Archaeological Society Tuesday night features a program titled *Archaeology in the land of fire and ice: 21st century research in NW Wyoming’s Washakie Wilderness *by Dr. Lawrence Todd. A Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Colorado State University, Dr. Todd is the current chair of the Park County Historic Preservation Commission. Tuesday night's 7 p.m. meeting is to be held at the Hudson Town Hall. A synopsis of the program is copied below: "Many of our perceptions about prehistoric lifeways in the higher elevations of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem have been developed from a few key sites coupled with a more comprehensive body of information derived from research at sites in the adjacent plains and foothills. For the last 15 years, the Greybull River Sustainable Landscape Ecology (GRSLE) project has focused on higher elevations in remote portions of the Shoshone National Forest with much of the work being undertaken in the Washakie Wilderness. During this period, aspects of back country landscapes have been changing in ways that both provide unprecedented glimpses into the region’s rich and diverse past, but that also highlights the need for contemporary archaeology to develop more proactive responses to impacts related to climate change such as massive fires and melting snow patches." - Lawrence Todd [image: Inline image 1] *Fremont County's Larry Amundson, kneeling, was a volunteer during the explorations. (Dr. Lawrence Todd / Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #springcity #news