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.
archaeological sites as of FY22
4 Million +
Objects in Curation
Shirley Schermer Receives Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Iowa
Monday, February 27, 2023
Ancient Technology in Iowa: How Did They Do That?
Friday, June 9, 2023 2:00pm
The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist's Cherie Haury-Artz will present, "Ancient Technology in Iowa: How Did They Do That?" at the Spencer Public Library on June 9, 2023.
OSA at the 107th Annual Meskwaki Powwow
Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12, 2023 (all day)
OSA educators will be joining the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum staff in the History Exhibit tent at the 107th Annual Meskwaki Powwow! Learn about archaeology and OSA's Tribal partnerships. Chat to archaeologists and try some hands-on games and activities!
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