The University of Iowa Digital Library hosts over 100 OSA publications, with more added regularly. Find outreach material, conference posters, and all educational information from our retired website.
View digital versions of several popular archaeology booklets. Topics include the Lower Des Moines River, the Loess Hills, the annual Archaeology on the Road RAGBRAI booklets, and more!
Accessed through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive, this is an electronic version of OSA's in-house lithic raw material assemblage, which is is the primary resource for lithic identification and analysis of chipped stone tools and debitage
This website provides an overview of OSA's Historic Indian Location Database (HILD) project. See maps of historic-era Native American locations in Iowa, organized into five different time periods.
OSA Research Papers Volume 37 Number 1 (2013)
Developed as a creative mitigation, this Prezi provides information and resources for agencies, applicants, and the public interested in learning about the Section 106 process and tribal consultation.
Around 1830, Wacochaci, a important Meskwaki chief, created amazing pictographs on pen and paper that depict 100+ species of animals, birds and fish. View these pictographs and see archaeological artifacts that were created from or relate to species drawn by Wacochachi.
This map illustrates villages and travel routes of the Ioway people. Learn about why it was created and see archaeological objects from sites located on the map.
Explore a selection of objects from the OSA's collections that show innovative tools and uses for different deer and bison skeletal elements.
Glass bottles found at the University of Iowa School of Music archaeological site in Iowa City represent almost a century of bottle manufacturing techniques. Check out this interactive display of images and information!
This interactive document presents archaeological discoveries found prior to the construction of the University of Iowa Voxman School of Music.
I-SitesPublic indicates where archaeological sites have been recorded by Public Land Survey System one-square-mile section and shows historic structure locations in each of Iowa's 99 counties.
Find newly produced educational videos, livestreamed lectures and interviews, digitized materials from the OSA archives, and playlists focused on learning about or teaching archaeology with a place-based, Iowa focus.
As OSA's capacity for 3D scanning and photogrammetry grow, we will post more content on our SketchFab site. Explore our current 3D models including stone, bone, and shell artifacts. Find 3D models and downloads from several other archaeology educational institutions.
There are nearly 100 places in and around Iowa to see archaeological sites and artifacts. Visit museums, nature centers, and interpretive centers with exhibits; National Historic Landmarks; State Archeological Preserves, and more.
This project analyzed old maps, aerial photographs, and high-resolution lidar topographic maps to determine the exact location and survival of ancient roads in northern Iowa. Learn where you can drive or bike along paths that existed before Iowa was a state!
The confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers has been an important spot for humans for thousands of years, and excavations in downtown Des Moines have unearthed glimpses of this past. Access the audio walking tour through the Geotourist mobile app or read and listen online.
Fort Atkinson in Winneshiek County was established in 1840 to monitor the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nation who had been forced to move from their traditional homeland in Wisconsin to the Neutral Ground in northeastern Iowa. Access the audio walking tour through the Geotourist mobile app or read and listen online.