DNA and Radiocarbon Testing of Bear Remains from Archaeological Site 21BL0305

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,567
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,567
Direct expenses
$1,567
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

Unfortunately, attempts using multiple primers to amplify the mitochondrial DNA failed and a species identification was not possible. The dates were extremely informative, however. Because they are younger than the surrounding data strata, this demonstrates that the feature was indeed a pit that was excavated for the purpose of burying the bear remains. The dates are compatible with Middle Archaic projectile points recovered from overlying strata.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Thor Olmanson, Colleen Wells, Mathew Mattson
Project Overview
To conduct DNA and radiocarbon testing to aid in analysis of Archaeological Site 21BL0305.
Project Manager
First Name
Colleen
Last Name
Wells
Organization Name
Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program
Street Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
City
Cass Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56633
Phone
218-335-8095
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor