While working with the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center and studying at the University of Nebraska’s Department of Anthropology, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Douglas Scott on large-scale metal detector surveys of Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas, and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri.
These two parks mark the sites of the two most important Civil War battles in the Trans-Mississippi. The results of these investigations are summarized in two reports, available from the National Park Service. They are:
- “The Battle Raged… With Terrible Fury:” Battlefield Archaeology of Pea Ridge National Military Park
- “The Fire Upon Us Was Terrific:” Battlefield Archaeology Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri
I assisted the Midwest Archeological Center with a new round of fieldwork. This enlarged upon the 2001-2003 effort. The Midwest Archeological Center is currently preparing a report on this work, to which I will link when it is made available to the public.