OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Historic Preservation Office will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar on Wednesday, August 16, at noon. It will focus on protecting Native American archaeological sites and history.

The featured presenters are Shannon Cowell, preservation archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest, and Ashleigh Thompson, director of tribal collaboration in research and education with Archaeology Southwest.

The presentation will discuss the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. The speakers will also share information on SaveHistory.org, a group that leads a regional effort to end archaeological resource crime on tribal lands.
Registration is required. For more information, contact Kristina Wyckoff, SHPO’s Section 106 coordinator and historical archaeologist, at 405-521-6381 or kristina.wyckoff@history.ok.gov.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.