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Prehistory Along the Des Moines River

Date:Nov 10th, 2017

Have you ever wondered how an arrowhead was made? This is your chance! A program covering the prehistory along the Des Moines River. 

Join Mark Anderson, Archaeology Research Specialist, as he gives a brief overview of 12,000 years of human occupation in the Des Moines Valley. Beginning with the end of the last ice age to the first contact with Euro-Americans. Mark will share about the variety of human activity along the Des Moines River. He will also cover the quarrying, manufacture, and use of chipped stone tools with demonstration of flint knapping.

This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.There is no cost, however, pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (641) 472-4421 or email

Contact Name:Brittany Tiller
Contact Phone:641-919-6822

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