APR. 25, MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES - FINDING FORT PARKER - FREE TALK, 6 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By Julie Saylor
Thurs, Apr. 25 at the Museum of the Rockies, 6:00 pm
FINDING FORT PARKER: TECHNOLOGY REVEALS SECRETS ON FORT PARKER'S SURFACE
Please join us for a presentation this Thursday, April 25 at the Museum of the Rockies at 6pm. The Fort Parker Archaeological Team will present, Finding Fort Parker; Technology Reveals Secrets on Fort Parker’s Surface. Free and open to the public!
The site of Fort Parker, the first Crow Indian Agency, sleeps quietly along the banks of Mission Creek, about seven miles east of Livingston, Montana. Little is known about this site and its place in history, but the story is slowly coming to light. In 2012, The Extreme History Project was joined in the field by Tim Urbaniak, Jim Busse and Tom Rust of MSU Billings and Scott Carpenter of InteResources Planning. Using Magnetometry, 3D imagery, photogrammetry and GPS, they were able to learn more about the possible location of the first Fort Parker structure which burned in 1872. We will discuss the technology used and the results of their fieldwork in this program which blends technology and history! Hope to see you there!
Project Archaeology/Montana Site Stewardship Program
2-128 Wilson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717