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Raising awareness for the importance of archaeology and paying homage to Wyoming’s diverse population and rich cultural heritage stretching back at least 13,000 years, Governor Matt Mead will proclaim September as Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM) at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 28th at the Idelman Mansion.


Citing Wyoming’s diverse population and a rich cultural heritage stretching back at least 13,000 years and the connection to Wyoming’s citizens past, present and future, Governor Matt Mead proclaimed September, Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM).


Join us for a day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology!

The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is hosting an Archaeology Fair to coincide with Wyoming Archaeology Month. This event—to be held at the Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie on September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.—will showcase Wyoming’s rich cultural heritage from prehistory to the present day.

Imagine digging in your yard when you unearth what appear to be human bones.

What’s your next step? Of course, law enforcement is your first call, but legislation enacted in 2019 provides a process for what happens next.