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Archaeology Awareness Month

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The 2013 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster features Legend Rock, a Wyoming State Historic Site listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. An exhibit in the lobby of the Barrett Building runs through October. The exhibit brings Legend Rock to Cheyenne and includes replicas of interpretive panels from the Legend Rock Visitor Center, as well as stone tools and animal bones from the site. There is also a series of panoramic photos showing the entire cliff face. Radiocarbon dating of several panels at the site suggests the petroglyphs were created between 200 and 11,000 years.

2014 ArchaeologyWear
2014 Wyoming Archaeology Wear. Click to enlarge

Wyoming Archaeology Wear

Proceeds from the sale of Wyoming Archaeology Wear items benefit Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month activities.

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2014 Tee Shirt Order Form PDF Document

BLM Protocol Agreement

The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office is soliciting public comment on the Bureau of Land Management and State Historic Preservation Office's DRAFT Protocol until January 5, 2014.

WY State Protocol DRAFT 21 Nov 2013 PDF Document
Wyoming BLM/SHPO Protocol Executive Summary PDF Document
WY State Protocol 2006 Final.pdf PDF Document
Signed NPA 2012 PDF Document
Regulations PDF Document
Protocol Comment Table Word Document

2013 Centennial Farm & Ranch Honorees

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