13 Ancient Villages Discovered in Wyoming Mountains May Redraw Map of Tribal Migrations

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Archaeologist sifting for artifacts

Topic: More on ancient Native American Villages in Wyoming

13 Ancient Villages Discovered in Wyoming Mountains May Redraw Map of Tribal Migrations

High in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming, archaeologists have discovered more than a dozen villages dating back over 2,000 years, a find that could alter our understanding of the scope of human habitation in the ancient West, as well as the histories and migrations of the people who lived there.

And although the discovery of these sites was in many ways unexpected, the scientists who found them actually predicted they would be there.

An archaeologist screens for artifacts at the site of a prehistoric village in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. [Image (C) Matthew Stirn]
The villages were found across more than 300 square kilometers in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, at elevations over 3,200 meters, making some of them the highest prehistoric sites ever…

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