Archaeology Awareness Month

WAAM Posters

Celebrated annually in September, Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM) consists of a series of statewide activities and programs devoted to discussing archaeological issues and to educating the public about the importance of preserving and protecting Wyoming’s archaeological heritage. September 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of archaeology awareness promotion in Wyoming. The centerpiece of WAAM is the poster we produce every year. It is distributed statewide, nationally, and internationally to more than 5,000 people and organizations to announce Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month. Wyoming posters have been honored with numerous awards in the State Archaeology Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Society for American Archaeology’s Public Education Committee and Council of Affiliated Societies.

View our award winning posters.

Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month posters are available free of charge and may be picked up at:

In Cheyenne
State Historic Preservation Office Barrett Building, 3rd floor
2301 Central Ave.

In Laramie
Anthropology Building 12th and Lewis
Room 312.

Limit one poster per person. Posters produced between 2007 through 2015 are available.

If you would like a poster mailed to you, a $10.00 charge is necessary to cover mailing costs. Please add $2.00 for each additional poster requested. For example, if you wish to receive the 2015 and 2014 posters, the mailing charge is $12.00.

Send your request along with a check or money order payable to “Wyoming Archaeology Month” and your name and mailing address to:

ATTN: Judy Wolf
State Historic Preservation Office
Dept. 3431, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Millennium on the Meridian
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A Millennium on the Meridian: One Thousand Years of Political and Ritual Power in the Ancient Southwest.

In celebration of Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month, Dr. Stephen H. Lekson of the University of Colorado will present the 17th annual George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology sponsored lecture titled “A Millennium on the Meridian: One Thousand Years of Political and Ritual Power in the Ancient Southwest.” Fifteen years ago, Dr. Lekson published "Chaco Meridian" arguing that Chaco Canyon (850-1125), Aztec Ruins (1110-1280) and Paquime (or Casas Grandes; 1250-1450) were three sequential capitals in the ancient Southwest. One line of evidence (among many) was their location on the same meridian: that is, they were almost exactly north-south of each other. Lekson know that meant something, because the ancients built the Great North Road, a 50-mile long earthen monument physically linking the Chaco and Aztec Ruins. A second edition of "Chaco Meridian" was published in 2015, with the evidence and arguments for a Millennium on the Meridian.

Dr. Lekson is curator of Archaeology and professor of Anthropology, at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in Boulder.

2014 ArchaeologyWear
2015 Wyoming Archaeology Wear.
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Wyoming Archaeology Wear

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

2015 Tee Shirt Order Form PDF Document

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