Korean scientists and Iowa school children are learning side-by-side about archaeology in northwestern Iowa this week. Lynn Alex, the public archaeology coordinator for the Office of the State Archaeologist, says the two groups are visiting the site of a 900-year old village.The remains of the village are in O’Brien County. Alex says much work has already been completed at the site which the Korean visitors and the young Iowans will be able to learn from — then, they’ll be able to do a little supervised prospecting of their own.Alex says we are still learning about the Indian people who lived in Iowa about 11-hundred A-D from the ruins of villages like this one.This program is the first of more than 60 events scheduled during the next month to promote September as Iowa Archaeology Month. For more information, surf to “www.uiowa.edu/~osa/” or call (319) 384-0732.
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