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The Gast Farm Project

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Summary

The Gast Farm project was an interdisciplinary investigation of the archaeological and paleoecological deposits from two alluvial fans along the western edge of the Mississippi River valley in southeastern Iowa. Controlled surface collections and limited excavations were conducted from 1990-1994. The Gast Farm site included a large Havana Hopewell component as well as a substantial initial Late Woodland Weaver ring midden locus. Smaller Early Woodland (Marion) and late Late Woodland artifact concentrations indicate occupation during those periods as well. Sub-surface Middle and Late Archaic deposits were identified from geological cores and trenches. The Gast Spring site contained very sparse surface materials but intact buried deposits of Late Archaic and Early Woodland material, including domestic features and preserved faunal and floral material.


Cite this Record

The Gast Farm Project. ( tDAR id: 6337) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZC8496


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.187; min lat: 41.268 ; max long: -91.131; max lat: 41.327 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Mary Whelan ; William Green


Source Collections

University of Iowa

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Documents

  1. Bibliography of Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Publications and Research Reports from the Gast Farm Site (13LA12) and the Gast Spring Site (13LA152) (2002)
  2. EASTERN IOWA PALEOENVIRONMENTS AND CULTURAL CHANGE: INTRODUCTION AND PALEOECOLOGICAL BACKGROUND (1992)
  3. THE GAST FARM SITE (13LA12) FAUNAL REMAINS: EARLY-LATE WOODLAND SUBSISTENCE PATTERNS IN SOUTHEASTERN IOWA (1992)
  4. Radiocarbon dates from the Gast Farm Site (13LA12) (1996)
  5. Summary: the Gast Farm Site (13LA12) (1996)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America