AMDA Buffalo Wyoming

Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) will present its Tenth class offering, in Buffalo, Wyoming, on September 7-9, 2016. The Bureau of Land Management, Buffalo Field Office will be the local partner for this class.

AMDA is certified under the Register of Professional Archaeologists’ continuing professional education program. The goal of the class is to provide professional archaeologists with an understanding of current best practices in metal detecting, and to provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of devices from a variety of manufacturers.

The course is offered as 24-credits. There are 8 hours of classroom work and, the field portion is 16 hours. Fees will be $350 for 24 credits. At this class, the field sessions will be held on the Bozeman Trail and will attempt to define the Crazy Woman Battlefield site.

The Bozeman Trail was a catalyst for numerous battles and skirmishes between the US Army and Native American tribes during the 1860’s and 1870’s.  In particular, the trail’s crossing of Crazy Woman Creek in northeast Wyoming was a focal point for conflict between 1866 and 1867.  During that time nine documented fights or battles took place near the crossing, but their specific locations remain unknown.  Aided by the AMDA training, BLM is starting efforts to systematically inventory the crossing.

Class size is limited to 30.

Training location: Bureau of Land Management Office – 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, Wyoming


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For more information contact Douglas Scott at ddscott@coloradomesa.edu or Garrett Silliman at gsilliman@jmt.com.