The following Yellowstone archaeology theses were all completed by University of Montana Graduate Students towards completion of their M.A. degrees.
|Adams, Jacob Strong||Crescent Hill Chert: A Geological and Cultural Study of a Raw Material Procurement Area in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming||Anthropology|
|Dick, David Scott||Cinnabar: Archaeology and History of Yellowstone’s Lost Train Town||Anthropology|
|Livers, Michael||Airport Rings: Stone Circle Archaeology In Yellowstone National Park||Anthropology|
|McIntyre, Jordan C.||A HUMAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE YELLOWSTONE LAKE BASIN, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING||Anthropology|
|Werle, Matthew Clyde||The 2010 Class III Archaeological Investigations of the Sheepeater Cliff Site (48YE29), Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming||Anthropology|
We have a lot going on in the MYAP, Spring, 2011. Mike Livers is finishing up our draft report of archaeological survey of the east shore of Yellowstone Lake. I just finished a draft of our northwest shore report, including results from several sites that provide data on the Archaic and Late Prehistoric periods. My draft SAA paper is done and will be presented in Sacramento on April 1. Jake Adams has finished his draft thesis on the Crescent Hill chert source and is co-authoring a paper with me at the SAA on that topic. He will defend his thesis in April, 2011. The geomorphology report by Marc Hendrix and Michael Hoffman of UM is now submitted to Yellowstone, as is Jannifer Gish’s archaeobotanical report. We are excited by the research results and look forward to disseminating our results. The University of Montana Department of Anthropology will publish Yellowstone Archaeology, Volume 1 in Fall, 2011, for our research in the Gardiner Basin, Montana, and Volume 2 on Yellowstone Lake will appear in 2012. We are also giving our research results in presentations around the west. Mike Livers and Steve Sheriff will give papers on Yellowstone research at the Montana Archaeological Society meeting in early April in Bozeman. Kristin Hare will give a paper at the Wyoming archaeological society meeting in Sheriden. Marc and Michael will give a paper on their geomorphology results at the regional GSA meeting in Logan, Utah. I’m giving a Montana Archaeology Month presentation on April 13 at 7:00 in the University Center at the University of Montana. Finally, don’t forget that UM Missoula is hosting the Rocky Mountain Anthropology Conference in October; lots of MYAPpers will present papers on a variety of research. We look forward to seeing you at any and all of these venues.
The University of Montana will not have an archaeological field school at Yellowstone National Park in 2011. We will operate cultural resource management projects for Yellowstone National Park, mostly staffed by faculty and graduate students. We may have a field school in 2012…keep your eyes on this blog for an update in December, 2011.