At Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa, the National Park Service is conducting a program to rehabilitate Indian burial mounds which were damaged by unknown individuals before the park was established. The program is described relating the historical background and reasoning for it to the basic purposes of the National Park Service. The use of archeological methods results in the retrieval of data and information that would otherwise be lost or remain unknown. Soil monoliths and other soil samples were collected for detailed analysis at a later time in connection with studies of prehistoric environments. Two basic and inexpensive steps for repairing damaged mounds are suggested for agencies with limited budgets.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1966 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Gordon, Garland J.
"The Rehabilitation and Preservation of Indian Burial Mounds by the National Park Service,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 73(1), 118-125.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol73/iss1/19