OSA Brown Bag: Central Plains Tradition Sites in Fremont County, Iowa: The Nebraska Phase Outside of the Glenwood Locality

Come learn about the far southwest corner of Iowa! UI Anthropology alumnus, Seraphina Carey, will present her first Office of the State Archaeologist Brown Bag talk on December 8.

Abstract: A total of 171 archaeological sites have been recorded in Fremont County, in the far southwest corner of the state of Iowa. Of these recorded sites, 15 are attributed to the Nebraska phase of the Central Plains tradition. This cluster of Nebraska phase sites is the only known concentration of Central Plains tradition sites outside of the Glenwood locality within the state. While mentioned briefly in previous studies, a detailed analysis of these sites has never been conducted. This paper will examine the identified Central Plains tradition sites in Fremont County in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the types of occupation that are represented and the variety of artifacts that have been recovered.

Brown Bags at the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is a semi-regular series where OSA staff and guests share their research over the noon hour. Topics include individuals’ areas of interest, work in the field, developments in archaeology and architectural history throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Guest speakers whose expertise is in other areas pertaining to archaeology or ethnohistory may be invited throughout the year as well. 

These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation.


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