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Closed! Bull Mountain Archaeological Survey

Lemhi_pass.jpg by By United States Forest Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

July 23-27, 2018

Must commit to entire session

Join us this summer in for a hike through the past on the beautiful Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest! PIT volunteers will join Forest archaeologists to conduct archaeological survey in the Bull Mountain area, which lies between the lower Boulder River Valley to the north and east, and the Whitetail Creek Drainage to the west. These valleys provide relatively easy access from all sides, and would have been a region with abundant and essential resources. Prehistoric occupation of the Bull Mountain area is directly evidenced by a number of recorded occupation and gathering sites, including lithic scatters, rock alignments, pictographs, and remains of wikiup structures. Other, similar sites are rumored by local sources to exist here, and the range is ripe for archaeological exploration! So, it will be up to us to track down site leads, cover new ground, and monitor recorded sites – we hope to see you in July!

Number of openings: 5

Special skills: Previous archaeological survey, site recording/mapping, photography, and/or artifact identification experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent and small RV (pop-up/trailer) camping at no charge near the project area; chemical toilets provided. Also, because you will be working hard hiking over hill and dale we will provide food, and we’ll have two very creative cooks to prepare it! Two 60-gallon barrels filled to the brim with drinking water will be on site, and there will be two solar showers warming by the light of the sun and two very nice shower facilities. (Roughing it made just a little nicer!)

Nearest towns: Project based out of Bull Mountain area campground

Applications due: May 28, 2018

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