A local elderly farmer brought his collection of #artifacts from his fields in the Loess Hills to share with others at #archaeologyday today in Council Bluffs. He couldn’t speak well but was so excited to show others. This is why we love outreach. And look at all the #lithic material variety found in one area! #iowa #archaeology #ia365 #IAD2014
Speaking of #TBT… What a difference a year makes! Last October we were undertaking emergency excavations at the School of Music site, where we found a ca. 1838 foundation with a cache of Indian trade beads, a-mid-19th-century privy, a well, and innumerable cisterns, all 10 or more feet below the elevation of Clinton Street. A year later, the Voxman School of Music building is taking shape. Contributed by Bill Whittaker.
It’s #TBT and this video concludes our Ancient Iowa Film Series from the 1970s. Produced by Marshall McKusick, these now “vintage” videos reflect research and technology from the time.
"Visiting the Indians with George Catlin" documents the life of the famous American artist George Catlin. Catlin spent much of his artistic career during the 1830s studying and recording Indian customs in his artwork. Produced by Marshall McKusick. Dubbed from 16 mm prints. Ancient Iowa Film Series, 1972. Copyright: University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist.
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Images of bison, turtles, salamander similar to 1,000-year-old site in Iowa.
Exciting news from Blood Run National Historic Landmark! Recent excavations on the South Dakota side have revealed trenches that appear to depict animals and a human-like figure, similar to the discovery near Correctionville in Woodbury County, Iowa.
Great shot at EFMO! Autumn is an incredible time of year to explore this area and learn about #archaeology in #iowa. #Repost from @rundrinkiowa with @repostapp
"Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans including numerous effigy mounds shaped like animals, including bears and birds."
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