Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
An archaeology team working in Pope County will present preliminary findings and share their plans for coming months, as well as provide information about artifacts brought in by local residents.
The Archaeology of Pope County presentation and Artifact Identification workshop is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Pope County Museum, 809 South Lakeshore Dr. in Glenwood.
Beginning this fall, archeologists have been tromping through plowed fields, looking for important historical sites and artifacts that can paint a picture of life in Pope County over the past 13,000 years. Their methods include ground penetrating radar as well as low-tech tools such as canoes that help find sites alongside lakes and rivers.
"Results will inform our understanding of Pope County's past, guide land management decisions, and help prevent impacts to places of human burial," the museum said in a news release.
The Pope County Archaeological Survey is part of the state's ongoing effort to improve understanding of the long-term history of the state.
Residents are invited to bring artifacts they have found, and project archaeologists will provide information on the age, function and historical contexts of the objects.
For more information, contact 320-634-3293 or email@example.com.