Archaeology Awareness Month - Daily Projects

Linn Site Community Archaeology Project: an Outdoor-Education Classroom


Hell Gap Site (48GO305)

The Hell Gap site is located in southeast Wyoming, on the eastern edge of the Hartville Uplift. The uplift is a geological feature that rises slightly above the surrounding terrain, especially the plains to the east. Because of its multiple exposed geologic formations, Hartville Uplift provided prehistoric inhabitants with a myriad of different stone sources for making of stone tools. Wyoming’s hunter-gatherers used the rich stone sources in this area from the earliest prehistoric times.