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Turkey River Archaeo-Blitz and Celebration of Native American Culture

Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00am to 3:00pm
North Fayette Valley Elementary/Middle School
The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist is returning to Elgin, Iowa, for our second archaeo-blitz in partnership with the Elgin Historical Society and Meskwaki Nation. This is an all-ages family friendly event featuring: Artifact identification, cataloging and care advice, and site recording assistance with OSA archaeologists; traditional crafts demonstrations by Meskwaki and Ho-Chunk artists; a dance performance by Larry Yazzie of Native Pride Dancers; and a fundraiser meal featuring traditional Indigenous foods
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Iowa Archeological Society Annual Spring Meeting

Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29, 2023 (all day)
Sanford Museum and Planetarium
The Sanford Museum & Planetarium in Cherokee, Iowa, will host the Iowa Archeological Society annual spring meeting on April 28-29. Friday’s event is a social and tour of the new archaeology exhibits. The annual business meeting, award ceremony, and presentations will take place on Saturday.
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Loess Hills Native American History: Lecture and Hands-on Activities

Friday, May 5, 2023 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Loess Hills State Forest
Golden Hills RC&D is partnering with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist to offer an archaeology roadshow on May 6, 2023. Visitors can bring a small selection of artifacts to discuss with the archaeologists! Please limit the number of artifacts you bring to five or fewer.
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Archaeology Roadshow at Botna Bend Park

Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:00am to 12:00pm
Botna Bend Park
Golden Hills RC&D is partnering with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist to offer an archaeology roadshow on May 6, 2023. Visitors can bring a small selection of artifacts to discuss with the archaeologists! Please limit the number of artifacts you bring to five or fewer.
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OSA at the 107th Annual Meskwaki Powwow

Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12, 2023 (all day)
OSA educators will be joining the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum staff in the History Exhibit tent at the 107th Annual Meskwaki Powwow! Learn about archaeology and OSA's Tribal partnerships. Chat to archaeologists and try some hands-on games and activities!