The state of Iowa’s largest Archaeological Preserve sits near the city of Glenwood, Iowa on 907 acres, with hundreds of Native American habitation sites dating all the way back to 900 AD.
The LHAIC’s vision is to study, record and share this large untapped historical treasure, as well as the hundreds of other sites around Mills County and throughout the Loess Hills.
Archaeologists estimate that as many as 1,000 earth lodge dwellings once covered the hills and valleys within a 10-mile radius of the confluence of the Platte and Missouri rivers.
Thousands of artifacts have been collected. Fascinating earth lodge models exist. Check out these pieces of history and you’ll see why we are so excited to bring the past to life in a new interpretive center.
Be a part of something astonishing and help us bring the past alive! Any amount is welcome and all donations are tax deductible. Contribute via PayPal or credit card. It is greatly appreciated!