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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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31,300 +

archaeological sites as of FY22

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300 +

infrastructure projects
completed annually

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4 Million +

Objects in Curation

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New Interactive Educational Resource and Videos on the Lake Delhi Area: An Alternative Mitigation

Thursday, August 18, 2022
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