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Archaeologist Mark Laughlin to speak on the Finley Site and “Early Man” Dec. 15 in Cheyenne

Archaeologist Mark Laughlin to speak on the Finley Site and “Early Man”
Hosted by the Wyoming Archaeological Society
Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m.
The Cheyenne Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society guest speaker is John Lauglin. He will be talking about the Finley Site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The Finley Site’s significance lies in the contribution it made to “Early Man” (Paleoindian) studies.  Presented here will be a history of excavation at the Cody Complex site gathered from the original 1940 field notes and photographs housed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.  Additionally, investigations from 2009 will be discussed along with recent radiocarbon dates from both bone beds.
Laughlin is a staff archaeologist with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office in Cheyenne.  He received his archaeological training at the University of Wyoming.  Prior to joining the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO), Mr. Laughlin worked for the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist in Laramie.
We will be meeting at LCCC, Health Science Building, Room 111. For more information, feel free to contact Dan Bach at  307-287-3334
Website: http://wyomingarchaeology.org/waswaschapterinfo/cheyennechapter.html

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