Phipps is a National Historic Landmark Mill Creek culture site of the Initial Middle Missouri tradition in Cherokee County, Iowa. Excavations at Phipps began in the mid-1950s by University of Iowa (UI) under the direction of Rey Ruppé with later excavations in 1963 and 1998 by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ongoing reanalysis of the collections began in 2017 with the goals of addressing anomalies in the published pottery taxonomy, and tying the ceramics to the stratigraphy in order to model the occupation of this deep ca. A.D. 1100-1200 Mill Creek midden.
About the presenter:
Joseph A. Tiffany, Research Associate at the Office of the State Archaeologist of Iowa, is Professor emeritus of Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (UWL), and the former Executive Director of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at UWL. Joe’s research focuses on ceramic studies and the archaeology of ancestral Indian village farmers of the prairies and eastern plains. He has over 50 years’ experience in Midwest and Plains archaeology and museology and over 150 publications. Joe has made numerous presentations and chaired symposia and sessions at regional and national conferences, and has served on the boards of many public and professional organizations, including the Plains Anthropological Society and the Council for Museum Anthropology. Joe has also received several awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the Plains Anthropological Society, and Distinguished Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Science.
About the event:
Brown Bags at the OSA is a semi-regular series where staff and guests share their research over the noon hour. Topics include individuals’ areas of interest, work in the field, developments in archaeology and architectural history throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Guest speakers whose expertise is in other areas pertaining to archaeology or ethnohistory may be invited throughout the year as well. For more information please go to http://archaeology.uiowa.edu, contact Maria Schroeder at the Office of the State Archaeologist; firstname.lastname@example.org; (319)384-0974.
These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of the State Archaeologist in advance at (319) 384-0732.