Highlights, Special Features and Opportunities
The Sunday, April 21, Third Sunday Archeology Program will feature the new critically-acclaimed documentaries "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3" from Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films at 1 p.m. in Gilbert Science Center #100.
The Anthropology major holds various highlights, special features and opportunities for Augustana students.
Dr. Hannus recently led a team of archeologists on the new Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series, Time Team America. You can follow his adventures on television! The concept of Time Team America is modeled after the long running, extremely popular British Time Team production.Premiered Summer 2009
Five, one-hour shows (in which Dr. Hannus participated) were filmed across the United States during the 2008 summer season. Three historic localities were visited: Fort Raleigh (The Lost Colony), New Philadelphia, and Fort James in South Dakota. Filming was also conducted at two prehistoric sites: Range Creek and the Topper site. The series producers use public entertainment as a format to promote the rich educational value of archeology.
The mammoth sculpture at the Archeology Laboratory (right image) is a full-sized replica of a mammoth excavated from a deposit that dates at more than 11,000 years ago. Every Christmas, it is decorated with nearly 10,000 lights.
Researchers at the Archeology Laboratory have conducted work on historic and prehistoric sites as recent as 50 years old, and as old as more than 11,000 years—the time encompassing the entire human occupation of the Northern Plains.
Dr. Hannus drives a restored 1928 Model A truck (above).
- The recent discovery of a bison scapula sickle (below image) from the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is one of only several specimens ever discovered.