Discover How Native Peoples Hunted and Utilized Bison by Looking at the Artifacts They Left Behind

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Date: June 19, 2017
Contact: Lauren Alley, 406-888-5838
Contact: Kelly Stevens, 406-888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MT. – The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown bag luncheon presentation by Glacier National Park archeologist Brent Rowley. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from noon to 1 pm at the park’s Community Building in West Glacier. It is free, and open to the public.
Twelve thousand years ago, in what is now Glacier National Park, Native Americans encountered a world filled with megafauna, where bison roamed the landscape. Bison were central to the livelihood of prehistoric hunters and gatherers, providing not just food but materials for making clothing, food, shelter, snares, cords, and lashing. Rowley will explore the ways in which Native peoples hunted, and utilized bison by looking at the artifacts they left behind.
Rowley has an undergraduate degree from Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia and is working toward his Masters Degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana. Before working for the park, Rowley worked as an archeologist for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho, and the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and Colorado.
To learn more about the park’s summer brown bag series and other events, visit the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center events page or bookmark Glacier National Park’s event calendar.

Last updated: June 19, 2017

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