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Students dominate conference

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo of graduate students screening soil at the Keefe Farmstead dig north of Foley in 2008

Graduate students screen soil at the Keefe Farmstead dig north of Foley in 2008.

St. Cloud State University students will take front and center this weekend at the Council for Minnesota Archaeology 2011 Conference at Inver Hills Community College.

Eleven St. Cloud State students will present at the conference that is titled "Farmsteads, Factories, Forts and Frontiers."

The students will be presenting papers on three different research projects:

Archaeology at Knife Lake: Six students will present papers on different aspects of this dig which began in 2009. St. Cloud State has partnered with Superior National Forest to investigate several sites in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness located on the U.S.-Canadian border.

Archaeology at the Shoemaker Site: This is a 19th Century home site located on the campus of St. Cloud State, where the Anthropology program has conducted an archaeological field school since 2004.

From Fluted Points to the Fur Trade (Preliminary results of analyzing Lake Benton Ceramics: This research analyzes ceramics from three single digs at the Late Woodland Lake Benton culture in Douglas County.

Mark Muniz, associate professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Cloud State and Director of the CRM Archaeology Graduate Program, said the number of presenters from St. Cloud State far outnumbers any other state university and is testament to the strength of the program.

Learn more about the conference and the presentations (PDF).

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