Cherokee Sewer Site

The Cherokee Sewer Site is a multi-component Prehistoric Indian Archaic bison processing site excavated in 1973 and 1976 near the sewage treatment plant of Cherokee, Iowa, United States; it is not associated with the Cherokee tribe. It is important because it shows a transition in bison hunting strategy during the Archaic period in the Americas. Data from the Cherokee excavations produced some of the earliest models for climate change in the Midwest.[2][3] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cherokee Sewer Site
Cherokee Sewer Site is located in Iowa
Cherokee Sewer Site
Cherokee Sewer Site is located in the United States
Cherokee Sewer Site
Nearest cityCherokee, Iowa
NRHP reference No.74000777 [1]
Added to NRHPDecember 24, 1974

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Anderson, Duane; Semken, Holmes A. (1980)The Cherokee Excavations: Holocene Ecology and Human Adaptations in Northwestern Iowa. Academic Press, New York.
  3. ^ Whittaker (1998) The Cherokee Excavations Revisited: Bison Hunting on the Eastern Plains. North American Archaeologist 19(4):293–316.