Cherie Haury-Artz, M.A.

Education Assistant

Cherie Haury-Artz received her BA in Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam and a MA in Anthropology from the University of Kansas. She worked in North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Oklahoma before moving to Iowa, and her focus area is the Great Plains. Her research interests include analysis of fauna from archaeological sites, use and identification of lithic resources, rock art, and environmental adaptation of ancient cultures. She has a special interest in public education and outreach and is certified as a teacher and facilitator for Project Archaeology. Additionally, she has over 20 years experience teaching classes and writing interpretive content for all ages and audience types. Cherie serves on the Plains Anthropological Society (PAS) Ethics and Inclusion Committee and Board of the Iowa Archeological Society, and she served three years on the PAS Board.

As an Education Assistant at OSA, Cherie contributes to educational initiatives such as developing and presenting K-12 and public programs (in-person and digital), consulting on archaeology exhibits, and creating hands-on teaching resources. She also does field work and conducts faunal analysis for research projects.  

Research areas
  • zooarchaeology
  • precontact Great Plains
  • environmental adaptation of ancient cultures