Archaeologist presents area lake findings

Iowa State Archaeologist John Doershuk presented “Recent Lakeside Lab Archaeological Field School Investigations and Prairie Lakes Woodland and Arthur Site” findings to an audience of Northwest Iowa Archaeological Society (NIAS) at Sanford Museum and Planetarium Nov. 1.

Doershuk told the interested chapter members that the Department of Natural Resource’s newest state park, Min-Wakon State Park in Dickinson County near the Minnesota border, has great promise for findings.

“It was just discovered in 2010 when they were putting a road in for the lodge house. There is definitely a lot of potential there. It is well-preserved and not overwhelming.”

Doershuk explained the findings of archaeology classes in recent years he conducted at Lakeside Lab at West Okoboji.

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