The Dixon Site, 13WD8: A Frontier Oneota Village on the Little Sioux River


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:30pm


Sanford Museum and Planetarium

Mark Anderson, Research Archaeologist from the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, will present on the Dixon Site this Saturday at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee, Iowa.

The Dixon Site, 13WD8, is a village occupied by the Oneota, archaeologically recognized in the early 1950s, with excavations conducted in 1964 and 1994. These studies documented a slice of the life-ways of these agricultural peoples.  Additional excavations were conducted during the 2016-2017 season prior to bank stabilization protecting Iowa Highway 31.  This presentation will cover these recent excavations and further discuss our understandings of Oneota occupations in northwest Iowa.

This project has been a major OSA initiative, funded by the Iowa DOT and involving partnerships and collaborators including:  United State Army Corp of Engineers – Rock Island District, Iowa SHPO, Sanford Museum, Iowa Archeological Society, the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa, Otoe-Missouri Tribe, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Prairie Island Indian Community, Spirit Lake Tribe, Upper Sioux Community, Woodbury County, UI and ISU Anthropology departments, John Dixon and family, and L.A. Carlson Contracting. 

This presentation is free and open to the public!


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