John Doershuk, State Archaeologist and Director of the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, will present for the Archaeological Institute of America Iowa Society Lecture Program.
The OSA and Iowa Archaeology: Historical Reflections and Recent Endeavors
The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is an organized UI research unit established in 1959. Now entering its seventh decade, OSA continues to actively develop, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of Iowa's human past through archaeological research, scientific discovery, public stewardship, service, and education. While the roots of Iowa archaeology are much deeper than OSA's existence, the two have long been intertwined. This presentation will trace Iowa archaeology's deep historical underpinnings and OSA connections, including results of recent OSA activities.
About the lecture program:
The AIA Iowa Society Lecture Program is supported by the Office of the State Archaeologist, the University of Iowa Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Religion, Art and Art History, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and the Iowa Academy of Sciences. Learn more on the AIA Iowa Society's Facebook page.
This event is free and open to the public.