Tree-rings, historic documents, and interpreting past landuse and environments in the Upper Greybull River Watershed, northwestern, Wyoming
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Set in a high montane Engelmann spruce parkland in the central Absaroka Mountains of northwestern Wyoming, this thesis combines dendrochronology, archaeology, and data from historic documents to explore past human activity and climate in the Upper Greybull River Watershed. Based on early Euro-American accounts of the region, and its rugged remoteness, this harsh environment might seem an unlikely place for past human groups to survive and thrive. However, research conducted in the area since 2002, as part of the Greybull River Sustainable Landscape Ecology (GRSLE) project, reveals a dynamic ...