Wyoming Arts Council

Mike Bies explores cultural and physical aspects of Big Horn Basin rock art on Nov. 5


The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody hosts a “Lunchtime Expedition” on Thursday, November 5, 12:15 p.m.

Mike Bies speaks about Rock Art in the Big Horn Basin at the November lunchtime expedition.

Mike Bies of OW Heritage Research at a rock art site.

Mike Bies presents An Overview of the Rock Art of the Bighorn Basin

Our November speaker is Mike Bies with An Overview of the Rock Art of the Bighorn Basin. Bies addresses the cultural aspects as well as the physical aspects of rock art in the area, and addresses the sensitive nature of such sites, which require consideration of both tangible and intangible aspects when considering the appropriateness of specific actions affecting them.

Bies, currently the owner and principle investigator for OW Heritage Research, which has as its strong focus the identification, documentation, and analysis of petroglyphs and pictographs. He formally served a thirty-year career as a cultural resource specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming. Bies earned his Bachelor of Science in History and Sociology/Anthropology from the University of South Dakota. He did graduate studies work in Anthropology at the University of Idaho prior to beginning his career with the BLM. He has more than thirty-five years experience dealing with the history and prehistory of the Northwestern Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Columbia Plateau.

From February through December, join us the first Thursday of each month for a Lunchtime Expedition! These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues. Lectures take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.


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