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Hell Gap Meeting in Torrington

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June 5, 2019 GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo.--Area residents are invited to attend public meetings regarding the 2019 excavation season at the Hell Gap National Historic Landmark. Sessions will be held in Torrington, Wheatland and Guernsey on June 11, 19 and 20. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

The free programs will be presented by Marcel Kornfeld, professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, who has conducted the research excavations of the Paleoindian site for nearly a decade. Artifacts from the site, which dates back 8,000-11,000 years, will also be on display.

The Torrington program will be held in the Platte Valley Bank meeting room, June 11. The Wheatland gathering will be held in the Platte Valley Bank meeting room June 19, and the Guernsey session will be held in the First National Bank meeting room June 20.

The 2019 excavation season will run three sessions, June 21-July 29, during which the summer crew and volunteers will work alongside the University of Wyoming Advanced Archaeological Field School. An Open House will be held at the site northeast of Guernsey July 13-14.

For more information, contact Kornfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Lou Larson, also a UW professor of anthropology, at mlarson@uwyoedu.

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