The Minnesota Archaeologist

 The latest issue of The Minnesota Archaeologist (Vol 68, 2009) has just been published and is available from the Minnesota Archaeological Society.  The journal should be mailed the week of November 15th and be to most subscribers by Thanksgiving.  This issue focuses on Northern Minnesota archaeology, with an interesting mix of both pre-contact and contact era subjects.  There are a several articles on Northern Minnesota lithics and copper and an overview of northern pottery types.  Trade period subjects include guns, axes and silver with good papers on each.  Discussions about shipwrecks in Lake Superior and Hamline University’s archaeological work in Alaska wrap up the issue.  I’ve included the table of contents from the issue for your review.

Archaeology at Lake Vermilion State Park

The Minnesota Archaeological Society will sponsor a lecture by Dave Radford MHS/DNR Parks archaeologist and others who will give an overview of the ongoing archaeological survey of the new Lake Vermilion State Park at 7:00 pm Tuesday November 9, 2010 in the Ft. Snelling History Center Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.  Continue reading “Archaeology at Lake Vermilion State Park”