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    Special Presentation by Mark P. Muniz

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    Presented by Stearns History Museum at Stearns History Museum

    September 18, 2013

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    In honor of Minnesota Archaeological Week, the Stearns History Museum will be hosting a research presentation by Mark P. Muñiz, an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at St. Cloud State University entitled, Searching for the First Minnesotans: New Discoveries from the Knife Lake Paleoindian “Daughter District.”

    Recent archaeological research at Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has discovered a cluster of sites that date to the Paleoindian period and represent traces of some of the earliest human cultures yet recognized in Minnesota. Research has identified diagnostic tools that date the occupation as early as 12,000-12,500 years ago and some compelling evidence suggest there may be an even older occupation there as well. This talk will present the new evidence in light of environmental changes that occurred at the end of the last Ice Age and offer hypotheses for why humans utilized and then abandoned the area over 10,000 years ago.

    Come to the Stearns History Museum for a special research presentation by Muñiz on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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        Stearns History Museum

        235 South 33rd Avenue
        St. Cloud, MN 56301

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        This event is free to members, non-members $5.

        Info Phone: 320-253-8424

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        Dates:
        September 18, 2013

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        6:30 p.m.

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