Lecture – Knife Lake Siltstone in the BWCA

A 2009 archaeological survey on Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness identified numerous sites believed to have been quarries used by early peoples for thousands of years.  The sites include discarded tools quarry debris, and waste from making stone tools.  The presentation will discuss the research and field work on the quarries and what they tell us about the very earliest inhabitants of what today is the BWCAW.   Speakers will be Bill Clayton and Lee Johnson.  Both men are Archaeologists for the Superior National Forest.   The presentation, entitled Mookomaan Zaag’igan (Knife Lake) Siltstone:  The Geology, Importance, Use, and Manufacture of Lithic Tools by the Boundary Waters’ First People, is sponsored by the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.  It will be held at the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center on Macalester College on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.  The presentation starts at 7:30 pm with refreshments served at 8:30 pm after questions. 


2 thoughts on “Lecture – Knife Lake Siltstone in the BWCA”

  1. I just wanted to let folks know that the upcoming presentation (listed above) is essentially a repeat of the November, 2009 MAS presentation at Fort Snelling (sans Mather, Wendt, and Muniz). Investigations were conducted at the KLS quarries this fall by Dr. Muniz and a fine collection of SCSU graduate students; that information will be distilled and presented sometime in 2011/12.

    If you didn’t get a chance to catch the presentation back in 2009, or, if for some reason you thought it was so great that you want to hear it again, please think about attending next Tuesday!

  2. i was hoping you could send me a audio or video copy of the presentation . if you can email it to me that would be greatyou can email it to me

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