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Ice Patch Program and Exhibit Opening

Ice Patch Exhibit Opening and Presentation
May 2nd 6:30 Gallatin History Museum Main Hall
Dr. Craig M. Lee
Free and Open to the Public

Just as the technological development of the aqualung and submersibles opened the oceans to archaeology and other research opportunities, global warming is opening the cryosphere as a new research frontier. The identification of rare, unique and important artifacts and paleobiological specimens at melting ice patches holds the potential to revolutionize anthropological theories and concepts pertaining to human adaptation and utilization of the Alpine. This evening’s talk will convey some of the exciting results stemming from ice patch research in the Greater Yellowstone and beyond.

Dr. Craig M. Lee is a is a Research Scientist II/Associate Professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Montana State University, and a Principal Investigator at Metcalf Archaeological Consultants. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.A. from the University of Wyoming, and a B.S. from Montana State University. He serves on the boards of directors for the PaleoCultural Research Group and the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve and volunteers with numerous organizations. His research interests include the human ecology and landscape archaeology of alpine and high latitude environments with an emphasis on sharing the process and results with numerous audiences, including the professional scientific community, descendant Native American communities, and the public. Dr. Lee’s research has been published in numerous venues, including Antiquity, American Antiquity, Arctic, and The Holocene.

The exhibit will be up until July 31, 2018.