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Archaeology in Minnesota __ Annual Report of the State Archaeologist Fiscal Year 2010.  PDF file - illustrated - From state.mn.us -  http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2011/mandated/110278.pdf

 

Burial Site Assessment Archaeological License __ "Under Minnesota statutes licensure through the Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is required for field archaeology undertaken on all lands or waters owned, leased by or subject to the paramount right of the state or its subdivisions, as well as on lands impacted by publicly-funded development projects."  Now learn just exactly what this means. - From mn.gov - http://www.license.mn.gov/licenses/licensedetail.jsp?URI=tcm:29-4125&CT_URI=tcm:27-117-32  

 

Category:Archaeological sites in Minnesota __ Index of articles relating to Minnesota archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_Minnesota

 

dig: Minnesota Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Minnesota" - From digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/minnesota.html

 

Dugout Dwellings: Pioneer Housing in 19th Century Minnesota __ "The Scandinavian dugout house was ideally suited for such a climate and time. Excavated into the slope of a hillside, and roofed with logs or blocks of turf or sod, the dugouts were warm in winter and cool in summer, if a bit on the dark and clammy side."  Read about the archaeological research on one of these dwelling sites. - From K. Kris Hirst/about.com - http://archaeology.about.com/od/ancienthouses/a/dugouts.htm

 

Exciting archaeological finds in northern Minnesota may rewrite history __ "Exciting archaeological finds recently near northern Minnesota’s Knife Lake may rewrite the books on how long human beings have lived not only in Minnesota, but much of North America."  Learn what they were and what they mean. - From examiner.com - http://www.examiner.com/top-news-in-minneapolis/exciting-archaeological-finds-northern-minnesota-may-rewrite-history

 


FSTS Doing Archaeology in Minnesota... __ Introduction to urban archaeology in North America with an emphasis on the state of Minnesota - photos - From the Institute for Minnesota Archaeology - http://www.fromsitetostory.org/sources/archinmn/archinmnurban.asp


FSTS Twin Cities Metro Area __ Here you will find a lot of information about archaeology in the "Twin cities" area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. There are numerous reports. - illustrated - From Site to Story - http://www.fromsitetostory.org/tcm/tcm.asp

 

Geophysics and Archaeology at the Silvernale Site (21GD03), Minnesota __ "Silvernale is one of the earliest and largest of at least nine large village sites inhabited between ca. A.D. 950 and 1400 at the junction of the Cannon and Mississippi rivers"  You will find a good overview of the site with maps, photos and charts.  a PDF file - illustrated - From archaeology-geophysics.com - http://www.archaeology-geophysics.com/PDF%20papers/MidwestConference.pdf

 

Grand Portage National Monument __ "As early as 2,000 years ago, Indian Nations probably used Kitchi Onigaming “the Great Carrying Place” to travel from summer homes on Lake Superior to winter hunting grounds in the interior of Minnesota and Ontario." Learn about the park and the research. - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/grpo/

 

The Headless Bison Calf: An Archaeological Mystery __ Learn about an archaeological mystery from the last scientist who examined the headless calf before it was repatriated. - From ancestry.com - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnpope/genweb/bisoncalf/headlessbisoncalf.html

 

Maritime Heritage Minnesota __ "In 1960, Minnesota was recognized by the "Father of Underwater Archaeology" Dr. George Bass as one of four states where ground-breaking underwater archaeology, discovery, and salvage began..."  You will find a lot of material and resources. - illustrated - From maritimeheritagemn.org - http://www.maritimeheritagemn.org/    

 


Mille Lacs Kathio State Park: Minnesota DNR __ "Its 9000 years of human history and archaeological significance has made it a National Histsoric Landmark. You can learn about its rich history and all of Kathio's other treasures..." - From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/mille_lacs_kathio/index.html 


Minnesota Archaeological Newsletter - Intro __ Here you will find several years worth of the Minnesota Archaeological Newsletter. This is well worth a glance as it covers numerous archaeological projects within the state. It is much more complete than many state archaeology newsletters I have run into. - From Minnesota Archaeological Newsletter - http://www.tc.umn.edu/~bakk0029/WAL/inf/newsletter/MAN/

 

The Minnesota Archaeological Society Website: Home __ Learn about this organization, goals and accomplishments.  Share their galleries and plans for the future. - illustrated - From mnarchaeologicalsociety.org - http://www.mnarchaeologicalsociety.org/

 

Minnesota Field Notes  __ A collection of reports about Minnesota archaeology. - illustrated - From mnfieldnotes.com - http://mnfieldnotes.com/category/archaeology/ 


MHS Archaeology Home Page __ Concentrated information page about archaeology in Minnesota. - illustrated and many articles - From Minnesota Historical society - http://www1.umn.edu/marp/

 

Minnesota Archaeology __ From Site to Story... "This huge site relates to the archaeology of the upper Mississippi. Begin with overviews of the archaeological research that has been done in three focus areas in Minnesota..." - illustrated - From the Institute for Minnesota Archaeology - http://www.fromsitetostory.org/

 

Minnesota Archaeology - The East Terrace Site __ "People began living in Minnesota soon after the last glaciers retreated northward, nearly 11,000 years ago. Since that time, small groups of hunters and food collectors have briefly camped at East Terrace."  A multi-page overview. - From mnhs.org - http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/shpo/pmncr/arch/ets/etstoc.html

 

Minnesota Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Minnesota - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3AMN%3Bdirectoryid%3A200454


Minnesota Historical Society __ While you will get a large but interesting dose of non-archaeological information, when you visit the state's historical sites here. There are archaeological articles with many of them, often as special reports. - illustrated - From Minnesota Historical Society - http://www.mnhs.org/

 

 

Mn/Model: Minnesota Statewide Archaeological Predictive Model __ "Mn/Model is a set of GIS-based tools that help the Minnesota Department of Transportation avoid impacts on archaeological sites throughout Minnesota. Mn/Model uses GIS-based statistical models that map the potential for pre-1837 surface archaeological sites in Minnesota." - From state.mn.us - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/mnmodel/ 

 

MN Office of State Archaeologist  __ "Established in 1963, the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is charged with sponsoring, conducting and directing research into the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Minnesota;..."  Learn about the responsibilities of the office entail. - From state.mn.us - http://www.osa.admin.state.mn.us/

 

An Overview of Minnesota Rock Art __ "To date, only 55 prehistoric to protohistoric American Indian rock art sites have been identified in the state and many of these, since destroyed, were first identified at the turn of the century."  An overview - From state.mn.us - http://www.osa.admin.state.mn.us/mnarch/rockart.html

 

Petaga Point Archaeological Site __ Article and major photo essay of the site.  - illustrated - From state.mn.us - http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/publications/state_parks/petaga_point.pdf

 

Red Wing Archaeology __ "Between 1050 and 1300 AD, the Red Wing Locality supported one of the largest populations in the Upper Midwest. The area at the junction of the Cannon and Mississippi Rivers was host to at least nine large villages - perhaps more. "  A brief article - From smm.org - http://www.smm.org/anthropology/redwing 

 

Spring Lake Archaeology __ Report and photos of this site. - illustrated - From Science Museum of Minnesota - http://springlake.tumblr.com/ 



 

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