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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: Where is the Weir? Relocating the Lost Amana Fish Weir

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: Where is the Weir? Relocating the Lost Amana Fish Weir
The Amana Fish Weir is a rare example of Native American architecture in Iowa that looks much as it did when first constructed.  Fish weirs are structures of wood or stone...
Location: Clinton Street Building

Archaeological Explorations in Southwest Iowa

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 18:00
Archaeological Explorations in Southwest Iowa
The Office of the State Archaeologist is partnering with Golden Hills RC&D and Pottawattamie County Conservation to travel to southwest Iowa to give two archaeology...
Location: Hitchcock Hill Nature Center

Archaeological Explorations in Southwest Iowa

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00
Archaeological Explorations in Southwest Iowa
The Office of the State Archaeologist is partnering with Golden Hills RC&D and Pottawattamie County Conservation to travel to southwest Iowa to give two archaeology...
Location: Botna Bend Park

OSA Brown Bag: The Physical and the Digital: A Test of the Reliability of Craniometric Data Collection from 3D Models

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: The Physical and the Digital: A Test of the Reliability of Craniometric Data Collection from 3D Models
The University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist’s Bioarchaeology Program is actively 3D scanning all diagnostic human skeletal elements in its possession to...
Location: Clinton Street Building

OSA Brown Bag: Preservation of the John Palmquist Collection from Southwestern Iowa

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: Preservation of the John Palmquist Collection from Southwestern Iowa
In Fall 2018, John Palmquist, a longtime member of the Iowa Archaeological Society, transferred care of his collection of archaeological artifacts into the hands of the...
Location: Clinton Street Building

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