Sheffield archaeology graduate discovers sky-high prehistoric villages

Sheffield archaeology graduate discovers sky-high prehistoric villages

Photo by Matt Stirn

Sheffield archaeology graduate Matt Stirn was involved in an archaeological research project that discovered 13 ancient villages in Wyoming, US.

The archaeologists discovered villages dating back over 2,000 years, a find that could alter our understanding of the scope of human habitation in the ancient West, as well as the histories and migrations of the people who lived there.

Matt was part of the team that found High Rise Village, and in the following two years he and other researchers discovered five more villages in the mountain range that dated to around the same era.

His research was recently published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 41.

Read the article here (academic access may be required).

An article on Western Digs also has more information on Matt’s project.