March Lecture Series

MARCH 20th, 2019

Presenter: Patrick Rennie
Location: Room ICT 121 , University of Calgary @ 7:30pm

Title:  The MacHaffie Site and its Place in NW Plains Archaeology

The MacHaffie Site (24JF4), located in SW Montana, has perhaps the best name recognition, while being the most poorly documented multi-component archaeology resource in the NW Plains.  It is also a site with connections to the University of Calgary.  Both Dr. Richard G. Forbis and Leslie B. Davis conducted excavations at the site — the former in 1951 and the latter from 1989 sporadically until 2010.  Although generally thought of as a Folsom campsite, the earliest and best documented occupations appear to be those of Scottsbluff.  The presentation will discuss recent efforts to fully catalogue and analyze the entire MacHaffie collection, the site geomorphology, and the current interpretations of that work.