Dr. Tim Canaday (US Forest Service) & Professor Bryan Hanks (Pitt)

April 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Friday, April 3rd at 12 noon in the Anthropology Lounge

Dr. Tim Canaday

Forest Archaeologist and Tribal Coordinator, United States Rorest Service, Salmon Challis National Forest

Dr. Bryan Hanks

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Archaeology of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho

An informal presentation sponsored by the Anthropology Club


The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is the largest designated wilderness in the lower 48 states encompassing over two million acres and two wild and scenic rivers (Salmon River and Middle Fork of the Salmon River) in central Idaho. Over 10,000 white water rafters float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River every year and many of their recreation campsites coincide with prehistoric pithouse villages occupied over the last 3-4,000 years. Sixteen sites have been identified as being at risk from recreational activity. Dr. Canaday and Dr. Hanks will be discussing their collaborative research at these sites utilizing non-invasive geophysical surveys (fluxgate gradiometery) to better understand and aid the preservation of these important cultural resources. 

The talk will be followed by a seminar about employment/career opportunities in federal cultural resource management.

Location and Address

Anthropology Lounge - 3106 WWPH