archaeology, prehistory, cosmology
The archaeology of the Driftless Area in Iowa encompasses a time frame extending from approximately 10,000 B.C. to Euroamerican contact. Researchers have defined a series of prehistoric adaptations for this period which can be conveniently grouped under two major modes of production: hunting/gathering and hunting/gathering-horticultural. By analyzing the evolution of these modes it may be possible to define prehistoric belief systems and the manner in which they functioned as significant components in the adaptation process. This combined scientific-humanistic approach may contribute toward a broader understanding of the prehistory of this region.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1984 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Mallam, R. Clark
"Some Views on the Archaeology of the Driftless Area in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 91(1), 16-21.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol91/iss1/6