"Exploring Early Cultures in America" on June 27th through 29th.

This Summer's Symposium from Eastern Wyoming College will involve an evening reception on Thursday, June 27th, at EWC's Fine Arts Center, with speakers from various countries in the Americas on Thursday and Friday evenings in the auditorium.

Tours of the Sunrise Mine will be available Friday and Saturday during the daytime hours.

Shuttles will run from EWC campus to the mine each day.

Parking is available at the mine if you intend to drive your own vehicle.

More information can be found by visiting sunrisesymposium.org.


Speakers include:

George Zeimens

An archaeologist known for his work in Wyoming. He has made significant contributions to the field, particularly related to Paleoindian sites.

Dr. Bruce Bradley

Dr. Bradley actively brings his archaeological interests to the public through presentations, teaching, international workshops, interaction with Native American communities, and participation in documentaries.

Dr. Astolfo Araujo

Originally trained in Geology, he got his MA and PhD in Archaeology, and presently his main interests are linked to tropical geoarchaeology on the one hand, and the application of evolutionary epistemology to archaeological problems on the other. He is head of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies on Evolution, Culture, and Environment (LEVOC) at the MAE/USP."

Dr. Letícia Cristina Correa

Dr. Correa holds a Ph.D. from the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of São Paulo. She also completed her master’s degree at the same institution and obtained her undergraduate degree from the Methodist University of Piracicaba. Her research interests include Paleoindian archaeology and lithic industries.

Dr. Rafael Suárez Sainz

An archaeologist affiliated with the Universidad de la República in Uruguay. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research interests span various aspects of archaeology, including lithic technology, the peopling of the Americas, hunter-gatherer lifeways, and geoarchaeology.

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Thermopolis Wyoming has one of the most interesting and active dinosaur museums in the world. As they continued to make new finds in the area they put in on display, so you can discover and learn.

Let's have a look at some of what is on display.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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