Important Links

I-Sites(tm) Public Access:

An Online GIS and Database for Iowa Archaeology (tm)

Request for Iowa Site File Search Form

To download click on this link and select open on the pop-up window that appears. The document should open in Word.  Please Note: A fee is assessed for this service.

Iowa Geographic Image Map Server

On-line maps and air photos

Recording Archaeological Sites

Geographic Information Services

The principal activities of the Office of the State Archaeologist Geographic Information Services (GIS) include managing the Iowa Site File, which is the master inventory of archaeological sites in Iowa. GIS disseminates information from the Iowa Site File to the professional and avocational archaeological community, as well as to agencies and developers. The Iowa Site File is also used as a data source for research projects on the use of Iowa's landscape by past cultures.

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Colleen Randolph is the Site Records Manager for the Iowa Site File. Inquiries about archaeological site searches and regarding the Iowa Site File should be directed
as follows.

Colleen Randolph
Site Records Manager
Office of the State Archaeologist
700 South Clinton Street Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1030

phone: 319-384-0735
fax: 319-384-0768