The Wever Bypass excavations: Highway archaeology along the Great River Road in southeast Iowa.

(2012) The Wever Bypass excavations: Highway archaeology along the Great River Road in southeast Iowa. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This is a story about a highway project near the small town of Wever, Iowa, and an American Indian village that existed at the location prior to the Europeans' arrival. The culture that lived in this village existed in a 10 state region of the Upper Midwest and may have been the ancestors of tribes living in the Midwest when European explorers entered the region. An archaeological recovery of information from the site was undertaken by the Iowa Department of Transportation because four-lane construction of U.S. 61 could not be accomplished without destroying most of the site. This site proved to be one of the richest archaeological finds in the State of Iowa. ǂc Iowa Department of Transportation.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > Archaeology
History and culture > Historic preservation
ID Code: 16177
Deposited By: Timothy Skeers
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2014 00:19
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 00:19
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/16177