Paleoindians in Montana 13,000- 8,000 Years Ago - at Pictograph Cave State Park - Saturday, July 20 at 7pm
(Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:
What: Pictograph Cave State Park will be hosting a Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau Program: “Paleoindians in Montana 13,000-8,000 Years Ago” by Ruthann Knudson.
Montana was a different landscape 13,000 years ago, with glacial melt water to the north, more ice in the mountains, and a climate cooler than today’s—and paleoindian people lived here.
Presenter Ruthann Knudson discusses the Montana Anzick/Wilsall, Barton Gulch, Indian Creek, MacHaffie, and Mill Iron archaeological sites, as well as sites in North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and the Canadian provinces.
Join us for this presentation to learn about the time between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, when people relied heavily on big-game food sources though they undoubtedly also used small mammals, fish, and a variety of vegetable foods. They ate buffalo, deer, elk, antelope, sheep, rabbits, salmon, trout, chokecherries, biscuitroot, prairie turnips, camas, and more. During these years there were also wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and natural climatic variations.
Presenter: Ruthann Knudson is an Adjunct instructor of sociology and anthropology at Montana State University.
When: Saturday, July 20th at 7:00pm
Where: Pictograph Cave State Park at 3401 Coburn Rd Billings, MT 59101. (406) 254-7342
Take exit 452 off I-90, five miles south of Billings.
For directions or more information about Pictograph Cave State Park visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/pictograph-cave/
This Montana State Parks’ Speaker Series is provided in partnership with Humanities Montana (http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/index.php), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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