What's Happening



12/17/2014
by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
 
Archaeological field work has ended at Iowa City’s Hubbard Park site on the University of Iowa campus.


12/04/2014

by Bill Whittaker, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist



11/12/2014

by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

Archaeological work has shifted to the south end of the park. There, low-income renters lived near a small corner grocery run by the Sicilian Rinella family. The archaeologists and volunteers are staying warm in plastic yurts. Excavations are expected to continue through next week.



11/06/2014
by Cynthia Peterson, Bill Whittaker, and Melody Pope, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
 
Hubbard Park, now part of the University of Iowa campus, was once an ethnically-mixed working-class neighborhood occupied from the 1840s until 1926, when it was razed during construction of the Iowa Memorial Union.


11/06/2014

by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist



09/22/2014

by Marlin Ingalls, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist



07/29/2014
by Elizabeth Reetz, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
 
Colleagues at the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) have been telling me about RAGBRAI – The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - since I started as the Education & Outreach Program Director last September.


03/12/2014
This example is one of the “Dr. F. Wilhofts (Original) Lady’s Syringe”, produced by Goodyear Rubber around 1900, was recently recovered from a stone well in Iowa City during an archaeological investigation.

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