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OCT 2020 CSASI

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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As remembered by Dale Roberts in 2008
March 3, 1968, at the Alton Illinois show, Byron Knoblock suggested to Jim Cox that the collectors in Iowa were Illinois members, and these members could be used to form an Iowa society.

That summer, in July, a group of the local collectors got together at Jim Cox’s house in Cantril, Iowa, to see if there was enough interest to make the society work.

Floyd Riley Jr., Glen Hummell, Ted Watson, Bob Mitchell, Dean Conger, Eugene Jones, Merle McDonald, James Conger, and myself (Dale Roberts) attended the gathering. It was discussed, among other things, who could go to the November Central States Board meeting which was to be held at the Kentucky Dam show at Gilbertsville, KY. Betty and I were selected to present the group’s interest in Iowa becoming the seventh state society to join the Central States Archaeological Societies.

We attended the show November 16, 1968, and were assured by the CSAS board that we would be accepted as a new society, and this would be made official at their delegate meeting the following Memorial Day weekend at the Viking Motel in St. Louis. As of that meeting we were confirmed to become the newest society in the Central States for the following year of 1970.

We were anxious to have a show, and we were not disappointed! The crowd from St. Louis and the Illinois collectors and dealers vowed their support with, “You hold a show and we’ll be there!” Our first show was held in the fall of 1969 a few months before we were officially designated a society of the
CSAS.

The following are a few of the people who came to see our society off to a good start: Ben Thompson, Byron Knoblock, B.W. Stephens, Paul Sellers, Marion Knott, Chuck Adams, George Hoke, Floyd Ritter, Todd Boehmer, Bob Jenkins, Robert Dunn, and Harold Mohrman.

There were over forty tables full of relics, and was one of the best shows Iowa has ever had. For our first show at the Roberts Memorial building the society purchased sawhorses and borrowed planks for the tables from Pascal Lumber, located across Highway 2 from the show.

We were very lucky he allowed this, as they were nailed to the sawhorses. Every year they found the planks where they left them the year before, with a few extra nail holes!

The guys being who they were, couldn’t wait till 1970, and sponsored a fun show in 1969. This
was held at the Keosauqua school gymnasium,

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Message from your Editor
171
Iowa’s New Archaeological Society
172
An Overview of Iowa Archaeology
Richard Michael Gramly Ph.D.
173
Miniature Iowa Pipestone Artifacts
Kevin Oetken
175
You Just Never Know
David Horst
176
Birthday Luck
Brent Japsen
178
Ghosts of Early Ioway
Dr. Alfred D. Savage
179
Two Tales of Uncle Joe’s Ditch
David Marolf
180
A Caddo-Style Cahokian Bottle from Northwest Iowa
William Green
182
Van Buren County gives up a Huge Celt
184
A Hopewell Hixton Blade from Jackson County
185
The Keokuk Axe
Glenn R. Hummell
186
Two Remarkable Iowa Axes
Ron L. Harris
187
One of the Very Few
Dr. Jeff Pyle
188
An Iowa Keokuk Axe from Van Buren County
Paul Herrick
189
The Iowaville Pots
Dale Essick
190
A Duck Hawk Effigy Pipe
Jim Roberson
192
Keep Your Eyes Open
Bryan Cassady
193
A Perfect Mentor
Hank Bramman
194
A Bit of Iowa History
Betty Roberts
196
One of Iowa’s Finest Effigy Pipes
199
A Tama County Iowa Collection Rediscovered
David Marolf
200
The Billingsley Miniature Discoidal
Tommy Bryden
206
Northwest Iowa Prairie Lakes Woodland Pottery
John F. Doershuk
208
A Large Iowa Three-quarter Groove Axe of Questionable Use
David A. Easterla, Ph.D.
210
The New Albin Tablet
Jim Roberson
212
The Toolesboro Dog-Paw Pot: A Unique Middle Woodland Vessel
William Green
214
A Unique Iowa Artifact
Steve Hart
217
Some Thoughts On The Keokuk Axe
David James
220
Obituary - Floyd W. Goddard
224
Bait and Switch: A Shell Fishing Decoy from the Wall Ridge Site
Patrick J. Collison
227
The Rattlesnake Shell Gorget
Jim Roberson
229
A Bit with a Twist
230
A Truly Fine Eden
Steven W. Vaughn
231
The Marburger-Roberts Hopewell Blade
Tommy Bryden
232
History Repeats Itself – A Dalton-Type Cache is Found Again
Dr. Alfred D. Savage
236
Exceptional Iowa Axes
238
A Shell Pendant
Jim Roberson
239
The Underwater Panther Tablet
Jim Roberson
240
Two Fine Iowa Blades
241
A Hopewell Bear Efigy Pipe from Scott County, Iowa
242
Protection of Mounds at Blood Run in Northwestern Iowa
George W. Shurr
244
Two Axes and a Clovis
Tom Williams
249
Fine Iowa Flint
250
Sometimes You Find Other Things!
251
Two Axes and a Pendant
Bob Burns
252
Two Large Blades from Lee County, Iowa
254
Six Speckled Axes
258
The Muscatine County Bannerstone Cache
Jim Roberson
260
Ten Muscatine Artifact Collectors
Lane Freyermuth
265
Boys on Iowa Water
Kevin Lilly
267
A Tall Oak and a Dalton Point
Ben Worrell
269
The Wier Saloon
Jim Roberson
271
An Iowa Bi-Ridged Full Groove Ceremonial Trophy Axe
David A. Easterla, Ph.D.
274
Membership Application
276
Officers and Societies
277
Calendar of Events
280