Author Talk with Carl M. Davis

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm

We're delighted to welcome local archaeologist Carl M. Davis to share his book Six Hundred Generations: An Archaeological History of Montana. In Six Hundred Generations Davis provides a stunning look at the archaeological evidence of Montana's long Indigenous human history. Focusing on 12 unique archaeological sites, the book takes readers on an extraordinary journey through time, technologies, and cultures. Beginning with the First Americans who followed mammoths into this landscape, peer-awarded Montana archaeologist Carl M. Davis describes how Native Americans lived, evolved and flourished here for thousands of years. The engaging writing is accompanied by a rich array of photographs of archaeological sites, artifacts, and rock art, along with conceptual illustrations of Montana's Indigenous peoples by noted artist-archaeologist Eric Carlson.

More about Six Hundred Generations

Six Hundred Generations takes readers on an archaeological journey through time, technologies and cultures of Montana’s First Peoples, beginning with the Paleoindian bands who followed the mammoth into the Americas at the close of the last great Ice Age. The book focuses on twelve archaeological sites, spanning some 13,500 years, and protected places that retain cultural significance to tribal peoples today.

More about Carl M Davis

Raised in Dillon, Montana, Carl worked for 35 years as an archaeologist with the US Forest Service in Oregon and Montana. He is the author of numerous publications about the Indigenous archaeology of the Plains and Intermountain regions.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. Most of our events are held upstairs, but we do not have an elevator. Please contact us with any accessibility concerns. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Six Hundred Generations from Country Bookshelf, either in-store, over the phone, or online. By purchasing your book from Country Bookshelf, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Country Bookshelf. The author's previous titles will be available for purchase at the event as supplies last. 

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Six Hundred Generations: An Archaeological History of Montana Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606391112
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Riverbend Publishing - July 2nd, 2019

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Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715