Inver Hills to host free archaeology conference Feb. 8 & 9

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS – Inver Hills Community College will host the Council for Minnesota Archaeology’s 2013 conference Feb. 8 and 9, bringing together academic, professional and avocational archaeologists to discuss their current research.
Members of the public are invited attend this free event, titled, “Our Cultural Legacy: Current Research, Methods and Reports.” It runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days in rooms 203 and 206 of Heritage Hall on the Inver Hills campus.
The conference consists primarily of presentations by students, academics, professionals and avocationists on topics covering the last 10,000 years of human habitation in the Upper Midwest, as well as the integration of both scholarly research and practical application to real-world construction, planning and governmental projects. Session topics include: historic trade and transportation; new research in the rock art of the mid-continent; maritime and industrial archaeology; and managing the past and new research in prehistoric archaeology, among others. Several presentations also will honor the late Minnesota archaeologist Seppo Valppu. In addition, the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist will present a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) workshop.
Partnering with the Inver Hills Anthropology Department and the Council for Minnesota Archaeology to host the event are the Minnesota Archaeological Society, Archaeology Department of the Minnesota Historical Society, Inver Hills Community College Anthropology Club and Office of the State Archaeologist.
For more information, contact Jeremy Nienow at jnienow@inverhills.edu.

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