Benson Archeological Site (13WD50)
LocationAddress restricted[2]
Nearest citySmithland, Iowa
NRHP reference No.84001611[1]
Added to NRHPApril 24, 1984

The Benson Archeological Site, designated 13WD50 in the state archaeological inventory, is a historic site located near Smithland, Iowa, United States. Pottery fragments found at the site include Black Sand and Crawford ware from the early Woodland period and Valley ware from the Middle Woodland period.[3] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this resource. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in other cases it is restricted at the request of the owner. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997.
  3. ^ Alex, Lynn M. (2000). Iowa's Archaeological Past. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. pp. 94, 96, 113. ISBN 9781609380151.