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Tim Urbaniak to talk about rock carvings, paintings
This photo shows some examples of historic inscriptions on sandstone in the Northern Plains.

Montana State University Billings instructor Tim Urbaniak has scoured caves and cliffs to present his talk tonight on "Historic Inscriptions of the Northern Plains." 

The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the MSU Billings College of Technology, in Room 117 of the Health Sciences Building, 3803 Central Ave.

Urbaniak will talk about the names, dates, commentary text and drawings which have been carved, written and painted on cliffs and in caves in the area.

Urbaniak will present images of these post-William Clark inscriptions that represent significant periods of regional immigration and development and will include an overview of techniques and technologies being used to document historic inscriptions today.

For more than a decade, Urbaniak has been leading projects that explore archaeology and history through applications of technology. Directing the MSU Billings Archaeological Field Team, he has led students and volunteers in projects that have included three-dimensional reconstructions of historic sites, digital imaging applications, surveying technologies, desktop virtual reality, three-dimensional scanning and applications of multimedia.

 

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