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The mission of the Office of the State Archaeologist is to develop, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of Iowa's human past through Midwestern and Plains archaeological research, scientific discovery, public stewardship, service, and education.

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Upcoming Events

Toolesboro Touchstones: Discovering Burial Mounds

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 13:00
Toolesboro Touchstones: Discovering Burial Mounds
University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist's Cherie Haury-Artz will be participating in this family-friendly, all ages event for the 2020 Toolesboro Touchstones...
Location: Toolesboro Mounds National Historic Landmark

Using Archaeology to Follow Meskwaki across Pre-Statehood Iowa

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 13:00
Using Archaeology to Follow Meskwaki across Pre-Statehood Iowa
OSA Archaeologist Cindy Peterson shares the stories and artifacts that uncover the history of Meskwaki migrations in the early 1800s. She’ll use her 20+ years of research...
Location: Johnson County Historical Society Museum

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