"The Rooney Mound. located five miles northwest of Brooten, Minnesota, was excavated by the Science Museum crew during August, 1959. The mound was uncovered when Mr. Rooney and some workmen began excavating a new basement for an addition to the Rooney farmhouse. After finding several skeletons, Mr. Rooney notified the county sheriff...Peter Jenson of the museum staff visited the site...The Science Museum obtained permission from Mr. Rooney to excavate the area..." - Introduction.
Introduction The site and its excavation Stratigraphy Burial I Skeletal material Rooney Cranial measurements Rooney Cranial Indices Pottery and artifacts Relation to other burial mounds Analysis of the site.
Reprinted from the Minnesota Journal of Science, vol. IV, no. 4, April 1960.