Friday, April 29, 2011
State Parks - Region 5
BILLINGS — Steve Aaberg of Billings will present a slide program on “Recent Archaeology in the Billings Area” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Pictograph Cave State Park.
The program is in conjunction with Montana Archaeology Month. Aaberg will discuss results of two seasons of archaeological excavation in Alkali Creek. Research indicates that humans have lived along Alkali Creek for 7,000 to 9,000 years and the area includes some of the same artifact types and time periods as Pictograph Cave.
The program, at the state park visitor center, is free and open to the public.
To reach Pictograph Cave State Park, turn south onto Coburn Road from U.S. 87, immediately east of the I-90 exit 452 to Lockwood. The park is five miles south of Billings, at 3401 Coburn Road. Admission to Pictograph Cave State Park is free for Montana residents. Park fees apply to non-resident vehicles. For more information or special needs, call Pictograph Cave State Park at (406) 254-7342.
Pictograph Cave State Park is one of 54 state parks in Montana. With numerous parks spread throughout the diverse terrain of the state, residents can experience real Montana without leaving their backyard. For more information about Montana State Parks, please visit fwp.mt.gov and click on “State Parks.”