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Winnemucca District
Release Date: 10/24/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-623-1541 ,
News Release No. WDO 2014-001

Archaeology Day at the Humboldt Museum October 25

In honor of International Archaeology Day, this Friday October 25th, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Humboldt Museum are sponsoring a presentation by archaeologist Dr. D. Craig Young, entitled “The Prehistory of Nevada’s Northern Tier: Archaeology of Along the Ruby Pipeline”.
The presentation will focus on the archaeological investigation which was undertaken for the Ruby Pipeline Project. Dr. Young will discuss the kinds of archeological sites that were identified and explain how the age of their findings were determined through a photo slideshow of some of the artifacts recovered. The lecture will also describe some of the challenges faced on such a large project with a and will present an outline of the general prehistory of northern Nevada using data found.

Dr. Young is the Director of Cultural Resource Studies and Research for Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.’s Great Basin Branch in Carson City, Nevada. He has worked on many archaeological projects in northern Nevada over the last 20+ years and also served on the BLM Sierra Front Northwest Great Basin Resource Advisory Council. Although focused on the Great Basin region, Dr. Young has worked throughout western North America where he has specialized in archaeological excavation, geoarchaeology, and paleogeography. Despite his diverse experience, Dr. Young continues to be fascinated and challenged by this region’s natural history and its compelling archaeological record. 

The presentation will be from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Humboldt Museum on Friday October 25, 2013 and is free to the public. The Humboldt Museum is located at 175 Museum Lane located off US 95 across from Pioneer Park. For more information call the Winnemucca BLM at 775-623-1500 or the Humboldt Museum at 775-623-2912.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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