Climatic Change and the Mill Creek Culture of Iowa

Author(s): David A. Baerreis; Reid A. Bryson

Year: 1967


During the summer of 1963 archaeological excavations were conducted in a series of Mill Creek components in northwestern Iowa. The objectives of the research were to determine the extent to which culture change in this late prehistoric culture might be related to climatic factors and specifically apply a battery of techniques that might reveal the nature of climate changes during the time period under consideration. The specific investigation might properly be said to have been stimulated buy the Conference on the Climate of the Eleventh and Sixteenth Centuries held at Aspen, Colorado in 1962.

The Archives of Archaeology Series is a 29-volume set jointly published by the University of Wisconsin Press and the Society for American Archaeology on opaque microcards, a now obsolete format. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse has digitized the original opaque microcards and made the digital copies available through tDAR. More information on the process of digitizing the series can be found in Joseph Tiffany’s 2012 article entitled "Digitizing the Archives of Archaeology Series" in the SAA Archaeological Record (

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Climatic Change and the Mill Creek Culture of Iowa. David A. Baerreis, Reid A. Bryson. Archives of Archaeology ,No. 29. Washington D.C. and Madison, WI : Society for American Archaeology and the University of Wisconsin Press. 1967 ( tDAR id: 374998) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85Q4V9Z

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1000 to 1400 (Kimball site (13PM4))

Calendar Date: 900 to 1400 (Phipps site (13CK21))

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