The 2021 Lakeside Laboratory Archaeological Field School will continue on-going research efforts in the Iowa Great Lakes region this summer, including excavations at a Woodland era sites (13DK143) at Mini Wakan State Park adjacent to Big Spirit Lake.
John Doershuk, State Archaeologist and Office of the State Archeologist Director, will lead the four-week course. Participants will be introduced to the essential methods of field archaeology including artifact identification, site mapping, excavation techniques, artifact processing, and beginning analytical methods. The field school will include lectures on Iowa archaeology and the culture history sequence of western Iowa as well as day trips to the Sanford Museum in Cherokee, Iowa and the Dixon Oneota site, and possibly the Blood Run National Historic Landmark, Jeffers Petroglyphs, and Pipestone National Monument.
The course will be held June 14 - July 9, 2021.
Registration is now open at iowalakesidelab.org/courses.