Physical and cultural remains salvaged from the Rock Creek Ossuary (13PM65) by the Northwest Iowa Archaeological Society are described in detail. The site is interpreted as the place of reburial of at least 27 individuals who died over an unspecified period of time. Afflictions including two projectile point injuries are discussed along with an interesting effigy pendant made of catlinite. Mill Creek and/ or Great Oasis cultural affiliation is suggested on the basis of cordmarked pottery, numerous Anculosa shell beads and the close proximity of late prehistoric habitation sites.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Anderson, Duane C. and Baerreis, David A.
"The Rock Creek Ossuary, Iowa (13PM65),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 80(4), 185-191.
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