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MN Archaeology

Minnesota archaeology has been crucial in the re-discovery of Minnesota's history. The timeline historians use in American history is generally divided into three main periods: the prehistoric period, the contact period, and the post-contact period. In addition to information about these periods, the history of Minnesota's professional archaeology can be explored using the links below.


Learn about the history of archaeological research in Minnesota.

Prehistoric Period

An overview of the prehistoric period in Minnesota.

Contact Period

An overview of the contact period in Minnesota.

Post-Contact Period

An overview of the post-contact period in Minnesota.

Burial Grounds

Information about Minnesota's known burial grounds and important archaeological sites

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