WAAM Events

WAAM Events

WAAM Events

Judy Wolf
Chief, Planning & Historic Contexts Development Program
Archaeology Awareness Month
(307) 766-5366




Archaeology Fair 2019

Join us for a day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology! Meet local archaeologists, ask questions, find answers, and get “hands-on” with these experts.

The 5th annual Wyoming Archaeology Fair will be held on September 7, 2019, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie. The fair will showcase Wyoming’s rich cultural heritage from prehistory to the present day and will provide a unique and fun hands-on learning experience for all ages. Attendees are invited to try their hand at flint knapping, atlatl throwing, pottery making, and historic games as well as hide painting, cordage making, soapstone carving and more.



The fair will feature the Wind River Dancers who will perform a variety of American Indian dance styles; Michael “Badhand” Terry, Plains Indian Historian/Lecturer/Author; and David Osmundsen who will demonstrate traditional 19th century blacksmithing.  The fair is free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Archaeology Fair is sponsored by: 

Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office; Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist; University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology; U.S. Bureau of Land Management; National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service; Wyoming Army National Guard; Wyoming Department of Transportation; Western Archaeological Services; TRC Environmental Corporation; Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.; SWCA Environmental Consultants; Bonneville Archaeology; Edward and Susan Bupp Bailey; Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists; Wyoming Archaeological Society.



Lecture: Dr. John Verano from Tulane University

The 21st annual George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology and Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month sponsored lecture will take place on Thursday, September 26th at 4:00 PM at the University of Wyoming. Our speaker this year will be Dr. John Verano from Tulane University.