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UI Explorers Seminar: “Historic Background and the Recent Search for the Rummells-Maske Clovis Cache”

Event Details

March 28, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall
17 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA / 52242
Contact Name: Sarah Horgen
Email: sarah-horgen@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-0606
Website: www.uiowa.edu/mnh

Event Description

Mark L. Anderson, Project Archaeologist, and John F. Doershuk, State Archaeologist, UI Office of the State Archaeologist
“Where is that Confounded Site? Historic Background and the Recent Search for the Rummells-Maske Clovis Cache, 13CD15.”

The Rummells-Maske Clovis Cache (13CD15) was excavated in the mid-1960s, the data published, and as a result Iowa secured its place in the national archaeological literature as having strong promise for discovery of additional subsurface Paleoindian archaeological deposits. Despite numerous subsequent Clovis, Folsom, and Gainey type point finds from various surface contexts around the state, and except for the recently defined Carlisle Cache location in Polk County, this promise has not yet materialized. The persistent lack of comparable sites has led to renewed interest in details of the 13CD15 context. Close inspection of the extant archival records suggests characterizing the