Explore the landscape and history of one of Montana’s most significant archaeological sites, Pictograph and Ghost Caves.
Get the full history of Pictograph and Ghost Caves from its use and occupations by Montana’s first peoples to its WPA era archaeological excavations and modern day use as a state park and National Historic Landmark. Learn archaeological field methods such as environmental sampling, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, landscape mapping, and site preservation. Learn tribal histories of the area and the significance of Pictograph Cave and its surrounding landscape, gain an understanding of culturally sensitive decision-making and the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Hear from Montana State Park’s managers about the challenges of preserving sites like Pictograph Cave State Park and participate in preservation documentation and cutting-edge methodologies.
Course meets in Missoula. Course is non-credit only. Visit the program website for complete information about the course, location, schedule, textbooks or other course materials, campus parking (if applicable), and refunds.
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