MSUM archaeology students conducted testing at Regional Science Center

A team of MSUM archaeology students, led by Dr. George Holley, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, conducted testing at a newly defined archaeological site located at the MSUM Regional Science Center. The archaeological site is buried in alluvial deposits of the Buffalo River and dates back to approximately 8,000 years ago. Testing revealed the presence of an Archaic-period Native American occupation involving the hunting and processing of bison over thousands of years. Occupation debris was recovered at depths of 5 ft below the present surface. Funding for the students was provided by the Regional Science Center Dille Endowment Fund and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.