Archaeological Society meeting to focus on rock art panels

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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Oct. 11 at the Holiday Inn. 

Dinner and the business meeting starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Feel free to join for dinner or just the speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Bonnie Lawrence-Smith will present on the journey of two Bighorn Basin rock art panels. In 1962 Harold McCracken, then director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, paid $300 to remove two rock art panels located on his property between Greybull and Basin. The Basin Monument Company was paid $1,400 to dynamite the panels from their sandstone cliff home. At the time, McCracken was not aware that the panels of Greybull South actually rested on Bureau of Land Management property. It was only discovered later that there was a property issue. Years later the panels were taken off exhibit never to be seen again. That is until 2016 when they were located in a quonset hut storage facility. 

Smith is the curatorial assistant for the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and a member of the Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists, among other accolades. 

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

By |Oct. 5, 2018|

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