Loess Hills Cultural Resource Survey to Begin

Posted by CC on July 21st, 2008 7:28 am

The Loess Hills National Scenic Byway Council has hired the University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist to conduct a cultural resource survey in the Loess Hills. The survey team, which includes archaeologists and architectural historians, will investigate seven counties in western Iowa to document archaeological sites and historic buildings. The focus of the archaeological survey will be on sites that are part of the “Glenwood Culture” – Native American groups known for their earthlodges and as Iowa’s earliest corn farmers. The investigation will look at how many earthlodges still exist and discuss how to preserve them. For more information about the project visit the Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development website at: www.goldenhillsrcd.org.
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