Archaeology at Iowaville, the 1765–1820 Báxoje (Ioway) Tribe Village on the Des Moines River
Iowaville (13VB124), a Báxoje village, housed up to 800 people in southeast Iowa from 1765–1820. Known to archaeologists and collectors for its remarkable surface and metal detector finds––beads, silver ornaments, a large faunal assemblage, and nested copper base-metal kettles containing fur and uncharred seeds––little was known about the site’s preservation or lack thereof. The 2010 fieldwork goal was to assess site integrity in this cultivated farm field. The National Park Service assisted greatly by conducting a geophysical survey, covering over 19 acres. Their results, coupled with archaeological testing, revealed astonishing news about the level of site preservation. This talk will discuss archaeological findings and the changing Báxoje way of life during the Colonial and Territorial periods.
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Archaeology at Iowaville, the 1765–1820 Báxoje (Ioway) Tribe Village on the Des Moines River. Cynthia L. Peterson, Steven De Vore, Anton Till. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428201)
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