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In oil development, a mini-boom of archeology

October 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A quieter part of the boom in drilling deep beneath North Dakota’s surface has been about what sits right on top. Continue Reading

Corps archaeologists study Missouri River’s past

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE Sometimes during high water the Missouri River will carve away one of its banks like an old man turning out his pockets to bring things to light scrapers and knives made of Knife River flint, hoes and squash knives made of bison bone, 19th century toy horses made of pewter or cast iron. Continue Reading

Govs., tribal leaders dedicate Blood Run state park

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota owns about 600 acres of land there, while Iowa owns several hundred acres. The ultimate goal is to join the land and create the first joint state park in the country.
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Archaeologists study Wind Cave buffalo jump

September 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WIND DAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) A recent archaeological investigation indicates the buffalo jump at western South Dakota’s Wind Cave National Park may have been used for various activities for as long as 4,000 years. Continue Reading

Exchange students ‘digging’ Mitchell

June 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Crew from England working at Indian Village excavation.

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University of Exeter students to start Indian Village work

June 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Students from the University of Exeter in Exeter, England, will arrive this week in Mitchell for the 2012 Archaeology Field School. Continue Reading

Indian village offers Boy Scout badge programs

May 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village now offers Boy Scout merit badge programs in archaeology. Continue Reading

Indian Village gets grant to hire intern

January 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced that the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village has been awarded a Dakota Seeds grant.
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village announces new finds

July 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village’s archaeology team has reported new finds. A bison scapula hoe and a “wonderfully carved” awl made of a fox tibia were recently found. Continue Reading