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February 23, 2023

Contact: Kristina Wyckoff
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-521-6381

SHPO Starts New Series on Archaeological Discoveries in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office will begin a multi-part webinar called Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From Our Past. Archaeologists and researchers will discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history.

The first presentation is Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Dr. Leland Bement, research archaeologist and adjunct associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss notable archaeological discoveries in northwestern Oklahoma. Bement specializes in Paleoindian studies, animal bone identification, hunter-gatherer adaptations, rock art, stone tool technologies and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. His research projects are numerous and include the Cooper and Jake Bluff bison kill sites.

Registration is required. For more information contact Kristina Wyckoff, historical archaeologist and Section 106 coordinator, at 405-521-6381 or kristina.wyckoff@history.ok.gov.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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