Prehistory Along the Des Moines River


Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am


Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

Have you ever wondered how an arrowhead was made? This is your chance! A program covering the Prehistory Along the Des Moines River will be held on Friday, November 10th at 10:00am. This program will be held at the Main Lodge in Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

Join Mark Anderson, Archaeology Research Specialist from the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, as he gives a brief overview of 12,000 years of human occupation in the Des Moines valley. Beginning with the end of the last ice age to first contact with Euro-Americans, Mark will share about variety of human activity along the Des Moines River. Mark will also cover the quarrying, manufacture, and use of chipped stone tools with a demonstration of flint knapping.

This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (641)-472-4421 or email


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