UNC Professor Emeritus Earns Award for BLM Work

Bob Brunswig

Bob Brunswig

UNC Professor Emeritus and University Research Fellow Bob Brunswig will receive an award from a resource management organization for his work with the Bureau of Land Management.

Brunswig and his colleague Frederic Sellet of the University of Kansas are the recipients of the 2012 Project Team Award from the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (RM-CESU). The organization, a joint partnership of academic institutions in the Rocky Mountain region and federal land management agencies, will honor the two researchers during the RM-CESU fall meeting Oct. 4 in Denver.

Since 2003, Brunswig has been involved with the BLM and excavations in North Park near Walden that revealed the earliest prehistoric Ute Indian site in the Rocky Mountain region. The digs have yielded well-preserved Ute Indian artifacts ranging from 500-1,000 years old (artifacts as old as 10,000 years from previous occupations have been recovered) and provided clues about their culture and rituals.

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