The career of an archaeologist is a bit of a mystery; the career of a Forest Service archaeologist is no exception. The Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest which surrounds Butte has some of the best archaeological stories to tell! Listen on Wednesday, November 9, as archaeologist Ayme Swartz explains how archaeology helps connect the landscape with the people of Butte and shows that traveling to the city, though by different means, was not unlike today.
Ayme Swartz has been in the professional world of protection and preservation of U. S. history for ten years. She grew up in Philipsburg, where history was a constant presence. She received two Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and History, and a Master’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Montana and a Master’s in GIS at Penn State. She works for the U. S. Forest Service protecting, preserving, and researching Indigenous sites, mining sites, logging sites, homesteading sites, and more, taking great pride in our heritage on Forest lands.
The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz Street. Guests may bring a sack lunch and the Archives will provide coffee and water.
For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.