GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo. – Area residents are invited to attend public meetings regarding the 2019 excavation season at the Hell Gap National Historic Landmark. Sessions will be held in Torrington, Wheatland and Guernsey on June 11, 19 and 20. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

The free programs will be presented by Marcel Kornfeld, professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, who has conducted the research excavations of the Paleoindian site for nearly a decade. Artifacts from the site, which dates back 8,000-11,000 years, will also be on display.

The Torrington program will be held in the Platte Valley Bank meeting room, June 11. The Wheatland gathering will be held in the Platte Valley Bank meeting room June 19, and the Guernsey session will be held in the First National Bank meeting room June 20. The program and the year’s project are supported by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

An Open House will be held at the site northeast of Guernsey July 13-14.

For more information, contact Kornfeld at anpro1@uwyo.edu or Mary Lou Larson, also a UW professor of anthropology, at mlarson@uwyoedu.

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