The Lake Darling renovation project, including replacing its dam, has presented opportunities for archaeological surveys and an excavation by the Office of State Archaeology. There have been over 30 sites surveyed around Lake Darling. The excavation site 13WS357 has shown results and artifacts from the Archaic and Woodland period, the transition between both periods a … [Read more…]
Seated in a low lying valley near the Tiber River, the Roman Forum is prone to heavy flooding. Throughout time, Roman architects tried various methods to adapt to flooding and to prevent flood damage, when flooding inevitably occurred. Using QGIS, I will graphically represent changes in the water table in order to demonstrate when, where, … [Read more…]
In 1942, four seniors at Cornell College petitioned for a field school at the nearby Minott’s Rockshelter. The archaeologist Charles R. Keyes had recently confirmed Native American occupation of the site and under his tutelage they would conduct their first excavation. Over a period of six weeks they recovered hundreds if not thousands of artifacts … [Read more…]
Application for the National Historic Registry of Places follows three pieces of criteria—historic background, historic context, and historic integrity—explained through one criterion of significance that focuses on a person, an architect, construction, a date, or an event. The “Pal House,” located across from Palisades-Kepler State Park on the Cedar River
Thin sections, prepared from sherds that were collected during recent excavations at site 13LN323, were analyzed by point counting compositional elements, which included natural inclusions (sand and silt), non-natural inclusions (temper) and matrix (clay). Dominant temper lithologies are granite, gabbro and basalt.
The knowledge that life is precious and that our hold on life is tenuous has haunted humans for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians had a strong belief surrounding life, death and the afterlife.
Subadult skulls from protohistoric archaeological sites in Maryland and Georgia were surveyed for evidence of scurvy.
The amount of research on the Late Upper Paleolithic period in Portugal is small but steadily growing.
Palisades-Dows State Preserve was excavated by students at Cornell College and has produced sizeable lithic and ceramic assemblages.
Archaeological investigations were conducted at three presumed Late Woodland period Native American sites, 13LN315, 13LN316, and 13LN323, located within the Palisades-Dows Nature Area, Linn County , Iowa . This study was conducted as a field school under the joint auspices of the University Of Iowa ‘s Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), Iowa City , … [Read more…]