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Minnesota Statewide Archaeological Predictive Model

MnDOT is currently using MnModel Phase 4, completed in 2019.

Mn/Model Final Report Phases 1-3, 2002

Statewide Survey Impelmentation Model Map

A Predictive Model of Precontact Archaeological Site Location for the State of Minnesota

MnDOT Agreement No. 73217
SHPO Reference Number 95-4098


  • G. Joseph Hudak
  • Elizabeth Hobbs
  • Allyson Brooks
  • Carol Ann Sersland
  • Crystal Phillips


  • Allyson Brooks
  • Dennis Carlson
  • Doug Differt
  • Mark Ellis
  • Guy E. Gibbon
  • Edwin R. Hajic
  • Guy Harper
  • Elizabeth Hobbs
  • Curtis M. Hudak
  • G. Joseph Hudak
  • Craig M. Johnson
  • Rose A. Kluth
  • Stacey Morris
  • Tatiana Nawrocki
  • Carol Ann Sersland
  • Patricia A. Trocki

Technical contributors

  • Kenneth Kvamme, University of Arkansas
  • Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
  • Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program
  • Fred Limp, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center (MVAC)
  • Gary Oehlert, University of Minnesota
  • United States Forest Service (USFS)


  • Federal Highway Association (FHWA)
  • Leech Lake Reservation
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
  • Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA)
  • State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
  • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

The Mn/Model Final Report (Phases 1-3) is available on CD-ROM. Copies may be requested by visiting the contact page.

MnModel Orange Bar Logo


MnModel was financed with Transportation Enhancement and State Planning and Research funds from the Federal Highway Administration and a Minnesota Department of Transportation match.

Copyright notice

The MnModel process and the predictive models it produced are copyrighted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), 2000. They may not be used without MnDOT's consent.