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Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Presentation on Oneota Archaeology of the St. Croix Valley
on February 8
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Interested in learning more about the St. Croix Valley's national park? Join the National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association in exploring the heritage, natural wonders, and communities of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during this year's Riverway Speaker Series. The series continues on Saturday, February 8, 2014, with a program focused on Oneota archaeology of the St. Croix Valley.
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.
The Sheffield site and Oneota archaeology in the St. Croix Valley
Presented by Dr. Ed Fleming, Science Museum of Minnesota
People of the Oneota culture lived in the Midwest between 400 and 1000 years ago. Clusters of their massive farming villages once dominated the river valleys and prairie landscapes of southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa (AD 1100 – 1500).The Sheffield site is an anomaly as the only large Oneota site known within the woodlands of the St. Croix valley, and differs from its southern cousins in a number of ways.This lecture will discuss current archaeological studies of this interesting site by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 South Washington Street, Unit 1, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (next to the St. Croix Falls Public Library).
Reservations are encouraged but not required.To reserve a space, call (715) 483-3300 or email email@example.com .
Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations
March 15: Elk in Wisconsin:The Clam Lake Elk Herd
Presented by Laine Stowell, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
April 12: Agricultural Land Use and the Survival of Honey Bee Colonies
Presented by Matthew Smart, University of Minnesota Bee Lab
Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition.For 255 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.
The St. Croix River Association is a nonprofit organization that protects, restores and celebrates the St. Croix River and its watershed.It partners with others so that the St. Croix is a place where:
Waters run free and clean
·Habitat remains plentiful to sustain our unique and diverse flora and fauna
·People have access to our National Park and the park flourishes
·Towns throughout the basin thrive and people celebrate the river
Learn more at www.stcroixriverassociation.org