public archaeological dig

by Joni Astrup Associate editor The Bailey Point archaeological dig held for six days in June in Elk River didn’t unearth a vast number of artifacts, but some items were found. Dr. Richard Rothaus, who led the dig, said they found some historical artifacts around the kitchen area of the Elk River Tourist Camp that [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Jonathon Bianchi of Rogers was just 13 when he participated in his first archaeological dig in Elk River nearly a decade ago. He’d entertained thoughts of being an archaeologist ever since seeing an “Indiana Jones” movie at the age of 5. The public dig at the Alan Hoebelheinrich farm in [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A public archaeological dig will be held in June at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The city has received an $11,223 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig, which will be led by a professional archaeologist. It will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-16 [...]

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