Adrien Hannus

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 1

Twenty years ago a stranger walked in to the Augustana Archeology Laboratory. Adrien Hannus is director of the lab. He shook hands with the man, David Jones, and began a conversation. Their friendship lasted for decades until Jones died while on a paleontology dig in Wyoming.

What happened next was a surprise to Hannus and the Augustana community. Adrien Hannus joins us with the story.

In The Moment ... August 17,2017 Show 158 Hour 1

Twenty-five years ago, agreement was reached on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’s a trade pact that gradually eliminated most tariffs and trade barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Has NAFTA been good or bad for the U.S.? Has it been good or bad for South Dakota? Today we welcome Russell Green. He’s a Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics for Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 1

Dee Dee Raap is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and author. Her book Journey Words offers strategies for great customer service. She joins us for a conversation about self-care and service.

Alan Outram

Recent finds in Mitchell, South Dakota, have researchers inferring about the past. Researchers have found pieces of pottery, beading and bones that could shed light on how people ate, worked and even played.

Dr. Adrien Hannus is a professor and Director of the Archeology Lab at Augustana University. He joins Dakota Midday to talk about the dig and also how it's tied to a university in England.

Archeologist Adrien Hannus joins Midday to update listeners on recent finds at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Site.

Investigations spanning 12 years within the Thomsen Center Archeodome at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village site have provided intriguing new evidence of the lifeways of the people who occupied the James River Valley 1,000 years ago.

Hannus discusses new discoveries, new technologies, and the patience required to piece together the lives of peoples whose stories rest beneath the soil.

Archeology Laboratory, Augustana College

Researchers and students from Augustana College and the University of Exeter in England are finishing up their work at the Thomsen Center Archeodome at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. This summer the team made some interesting finds. Last month they uncovered 1,000 year old charred kernels of corn and sunflower seeds. This past weekend they found an intact ceramic pot. It’s small, but it’s the first time archeologists have found an intact piece of pottery since regular research started at the site in 1928.


In the PBS science-reality series Time Team America, archeologists have 72 hours to uncover buried secrets using the latest technology, decades of expertise and their own smarts.

In tonight's episode airing on SDPB-TV, “The Bones of Badger Hills,”  Adrien Hannus assists a team digging at a site in western Oklahoma. Hannus is professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.