Talk focuses on wildlife, zooarchaeology

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will present “Wildlife Conservation and Zooarchaeology,” a program by Steve Wolverton, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, as part of the Four Corners Lecture Series.

Wolverton is an archaeologist specializing in paleozoology of North America during the Holocene. He is an associate professor in environmental archaeology and conservation paleozoology in the department of geography at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, and teaches a variety of archaeology, conservation, and geography courses.

His interests span ecology, ethnobiology, environmental archaeology, paleozoology, and conservation biology. His recent research focuses on white-tailed deer and freshwater-mussel biology and the use of data sets from zooarchaeology and paleontology to address modern issues in conservation biology. In addition, Wolverton has interests in analytical chemistry and has on-going research in artifact residue analysis including fatty-acid and protein residues from pottery.

He is co-editor of the book Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology with R. Lee Lyman, published by University of Arizona Press, one of the editors of Ethnobiology Letters, author of the Daily Science Professor Blog, and Research Associate at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. He is a Faculty Fellow through the UNT Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

Admission to Wolverton’s lecture is free. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is at 23390 Road K, Cortez. For more information, call 970-564-4362.2