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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: Of Little Archaeological Value: The Remains of the "Unknown 15"

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag: Of Little Archaeological Value: The Remains of the "Unknown 15"
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: Clinton Street Building

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

Of Little Archaeological Value: The Remains of the "Unknown 15"

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00
Of Little Archaeological Value: The Remains of the "Unknown 15"
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: Sioux City Public Museum

OSA Brown Bag by Matt Donovan

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00
OSA Brown Bag by Matt Donovan
Join us for this Brown Bag talk by Matt Donovan. Talk details forthcoming....
Location: Clinton Street Building

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