Photos: Prehistoric Pits

UWL student Tom Sheely inspects a dirt screen shaker for material remains.

An overview of the Tremaine site, inhabited by the Oneota culture from A.D.1450-1600.

Students learn hands-on recording and digging techniques.

Nikki Pegarsch and Taua Yang map the wall profiles of an Oneota refuse pit.

Students delicately uncover and document a wolf mandible.

Dave Anderson, associate professor of archaeology, inspects a wolf mandible, uncovered in an Oneota refuse pit near Holmen.

Students refill excavation sites with original exhumed dirt after an excavation has been completed.


Dave Anderson and two students crowd around a laptop as they work to identify a recently uncovered mandible. The bone was identified as from a wolf.