The Office of the State Archaeologist reports to the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research.


Investigation and protection of ancient human remains; osteological examinations; Iowa burial law, NAGPRA compliance, and stewardship


Curation of specimens from Iowa and regional archaeological sites and floral, faunal, and geological comparative collections management; Iowa and regional archaeology reprints, reports, and photographs; archives management

Digital Services

Technology development, digital archaeology, Iowa Archaeological Site File (I-Sites) and iArc, site searches, website and digital media development

Education & Outreach

Statewide engagement, school and public programming, educational and interpretive resources development and consultation, OSA website and social media

Survey & Consultation

Research and consulting for all types of archaeological and compliance investigations on precontact and historic regional sites and architectural resources


Architectural Historians

Research Archaeologists

Cultural Resources Specialist