Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Cultural Resources Management Archaeology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Pottery, Ceramics, Woodland, Precontact, Minnesota, archaeology
The multicomponent site 21MO20 was partially excavated from 1982 to 1988 under the direction of Douglas Birk and the Institute for Minnesota Archaeology. While these excavations focused on the Fur Trade era fort at this site, numerous Precontact artifacts and features were also discovered. This Precontact assemblage includes a vast quantity of ceramic sherds, including the majority of four vessels and 11 other diagnostic specimens that span the Woodland tradition. A complete attribute analysis of these specimens provides invaluable data to not only begin to develop a culture history of the Precontact components of this site, but also creates a dataset to further our understanding of ceramic types of central Minnesota, many of which are poorly understood or defined.
Roberts, KC, "An Attribute Analysis of Precontact Ceramics of 21MO20" (2023). Culminating Projects in Cultural Resource Management. 49.