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Landscapes that Shape Us, Mitigation Efforts for Hwy U.S. 20 - March 20, 6:30-7:30 pm

When Mar 20, 2018
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Winterset Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone 515-462-1731
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Brennan Dolan, Cultural Resources Manager/Archaeologist from the Office of Location and Environment with the Iowa Department of Transportation will present his 30-minute documentary "Landscapes that Shape Us: Mitigation Efforts of U.S. 20" followed by a question and answer time.

The video tells the story of a cultural resources discovery identified during the planning stages of the U.S. 20 expansion project in Woodbury County.  Discover how government agencies, Native American tribes, historians, and archaeologists worked together to balance transportation needs while protecting cultural resources and the integrity of the land.  Historical finds from the area and unique perspectives on the significance of this location are highlighted within the video.  The consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act is discussed, and viewpoints about the project, land, and human history of the area are shared.

The documentary also highlights work done by archaeologists at Bear Creek Archeology, Inc., from Cresco, Iowa, as well as historical finds from the area and unique perspectives on the significance of this location.  One of the most remarkable discoveries made during the process was the unearthing of geoglyphs, or large man-made designs etched into the earth.  Among other topics discussed in the documentary are the consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act, various viewpoints about the project, and land and human history of the area.

No registration required.  This event is free and open to the public.