As a way to celebrate the life size mammoth statue that was added to the Prairie Heritage Center last fall, the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist educator, Cherie Haury-Artz, will be a guest speaker at the Prairie Heritage Center in O'Brien County on Thursday, June 14.
Have you ever wondered why so many animals were so large? How did humans hunt them for food or other resources? This presentation will examine what Iowa was like during the “ice age” when the humans were moving into the region. Cherie will talk about plants and animals that lived here and examine some samples of megafauna that have been excavated in Iowa. She will also show some of the tools that these early residents used as they hunted these large creatures. This is a program that you won’t want to miss!