Olmstead Counties First Residents: Archaeology Overview and Recent Survey Results.
Dr. Constance Arzigian, Senior researcher at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center and associate lecturer in Sociology and Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will present an overview of past cultures in the Rochester area, from big-game hunters at the end of the Ice Age to the first farmers at 1000 A.D. In 2010, as part of the Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites, Dr. Arzigian received a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to study previous archaeological findings in Olmsted County and conduct a new archaeological survey of the region. This lecture will present her findings and interpret them within the broader context of research on Native cultures of our region. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Rochester Public Library on Sunday, March 25 from 2 to 4 pm. Check out this link to learn more.