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 Office of the State Archaeologist for inclusion in the State Archaeological Repository. The Palmquist Collection, rare for most private collections, consists of well documented and responsibly collected artifacts acquired across southwestern Iowa over many years, and includes uncommon projectile point types as well as other rare artifacts. The diligence of Mr. Palmquist in carefully and ethically collecting archaeological materials while preserving the scientific information associated with them will serve to enhance our understanding of southwestern Iowa's archaeological history. It also serves to illustrate an example of the merits of cultivating relationships between responsible avocational archaeologists and professionals. This presentation will summarize the findings of research in progress on the collection, as well as highlight future avenues of potential study.
About the presenter:
Warren Davis is a Project Archaeologist for the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist.
About the event:
Brown Bags at the OSA is a semi-regular series where staff and guests share their research over the noon hour. Topics include individuals’ areas of interest, work in the field, developments in archaeology and architectural history throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Guest speakers whose expertise is in other areas pertaining to archaeology or ethnohistory may be invited throughout the year as well. For more information please go to http://archaeology.uiowa.edu, contact Maria Schroeder at the Office of the State Archaeologist; firstname.lastname@example.org; (319)384-0974.
These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of the State Archaeologist in advance at (319) 384-0732.