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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

OSA Brown Bag: A Quest to Save Sacred Waters in the Maya World: A Project Featuring Community-based Participatory Research in Archaeology and Anthropology

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: A Quest to Save Sacred Waters in the Maya World: A Project Featuring Community-based Participatory Research in Archaeology and Anthropology
Join us for this Brown Bag talk by Khristin Landry-Montes....
Location: Clinton Street Building

OSA at Hardin County Archaeology Day

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00
OSA at Hardin County Archaeology Day
OSA archaeologists Cherie Haury-Artz and Veronica Mraz will be participating in Hardin County Archaeology Day on February 22. Cherie and Veronica will assist with artifact...
Location: Calkins Nature Center

Mounds and Their Protection in Iowa

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 18:00
Mounds and Their Protection in Iowa
Lara Noldner, Bioarchaeology Director for the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, will be the first guest speaker in the 2020 Toolesboro Touchstones...
Location: Columbus Junction City Hall

Quad Cities Archaeological Society Monthly Talk: "Of Little Archaeological Value"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 19:30
Quad Cities Archaeological Society Monthly Talk: "Of Little Archaeological Value"
In 1958, heavy machinery borrowing soil for the construction of Interstate 29 disturbed human remains buried on a bluff in Sioux City’s South Ravine Park. The hurried...
Location: Singing Bird Nature Center

OSA Brown Bag: Thermal Engineering of Stone Increased Prehistoric Toolmaking Skill

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: Thermal Engineering of Stone Increased Prehistoric Toolmaking Skill
Join us for this Brown Bag talk by OSA staff archaeologist Veronica Mraz....
Location: Clinton Street Building

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

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