Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM) is celebrated annually in September. 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. The keystones of WAAM include the Wyoming Archaeology Fair, the George C. Frison Institute Speaker, and the Wyoming Archaeology Month Poster.


View the WAAM Project of the Day!




The University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (UWAR) constructs an exhibit for the public during Archaeology Awareness Month using items from its collections.  The display highlights and demonstrates the site, theme, or topic on the Archaeology Awareness Month poster.  Located in Cheyenne in the lobby of the Barrett Building outside the entryway to the State Museum, the UWAR exhibit is available for viewing for an entire year

The annual WAAM poster is produced by Judy Wolf of the State Historic Preservation Office and 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:

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

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 $12.00 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 $14.00.

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