Rethinking the human-horse story in the American West: an archaeological perspective

Horses are not just an animal, but a way of life across much of the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and American Southwest. But when – and how – did horses reach the West? And what legacy have they left in our world today?  Join Dr. William T. Taylor, Assistant Professor, Curator of Archaeology at the CU Museum of Natural History as he shares archaeological and biomolecular data from the scientific study of ancient horse remains – that may force us to reframe how we think about the history of humans and horses in North America.

Dr. William Taylor is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, where he runs the museum’s new Archaeozoology Laboratory. His research explores the impact of horses and other domestic animals on human societies around the world, from the Mongolian steppes to the Great Plains.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7:00pm

Museum of Natural History (Henderson), Paleontology Hall
1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

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