OSA Brown Bag: Old Collections, New Insights: A Lithic Analysis of the Lungren Site (13ML224)


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Clinton Street Building

The Lungren Site (13ML224) is a Middle Archaic campsite located in Mills County, Iowa. The site was excavated in the 1960s during the Smithsonian River Basin Surveys, and represents one of a relatively small number of well-preserved Archaic period sites known in western Iowa. In 2017, lithic artifacts from the Lungren assemblage were reanalyzed in order to derive better understanding of technological strategy and land-use by the mid-Holocene bison hunters who left these tools behind. This talk will present the findings from this analysis.

Warren Davis is an Archaeological Technician with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa, and is currently working toward his M.S. in Cultural Resource Management Archaeology from St. Cloud State University.

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. For more information please go to http://archaeology.uiowa.edu/

These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to  engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of the State Archaeologist in advance at (319) 384-0732.


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