Archaeological Survey of the Cottonwood, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine Drainages in Southwestern Minnesota. Phase 1
INSTITUTE FOR MINNESOTA ARCHAEOLOGY INC MINNEAPOLIS
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The principal objective of this survey was to develop a predictive model for the distribution and location of archaeological sites with the Yellow Medicine, Redwood and Cottonwood subbasins. This model was to be integrated with a geomorphological study of the Area that was undertaken by the Waterways Experiments Station of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Three different models were constructed based on the data gathered during the field portion of the project. One model describes possible prehistoric settlement types that may be present within the study area. Two predictive models of prehistoric archaeological site location were generated. One of these was based only on information obtained from the Minnesota state site files. The other was based on the data obtained during the archaeological survey. The second predictive model will be of most use to managers. The model may be accepted at a 90 level of confidence. Keywords Flood control.
- Humanities and History
- Civil Engineering