Daniel G. Horgen

Assistant ​Research Archaeologist 

Daniel G. Horgen is an Assistant Project Archaeologist with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, Highway Archaeology Program. He received his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2000 and has been employed with the OSA since 2001. He has conducted and assisted in numerous archaeological surveys and excavation projects in Iowa and adjacent states. He currently helps manage the OSA’s in-house lithic raw material assemblage and coauthored the Lithic Raw Material Assemblage web page. His research interests include: lithic analysis with emphasis on chert identification and sourcing; Woodland period subsistence practices, trading, and ceremonial activities; early prehistoric settlement patterns; geoarchaeology; education outreach programming; GIS research and predictive modeling; and the research of archaeological potential for 19th and 20th century farmstead sites in Iowa.