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Bioarchaeology at the OSA

by Lara Noldner, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

What is Bioarchaeology?

The OSA has changed its formerly titled Burials Program to the Bioarchaeology Program to more accurately portray that our mission is the protection of all ancient human remains in Iowa, regardless of whether they were once part of a formal burial.

All Hands on Deck! Cataloging begins for the Hubbard Park Project

by Anson Kritsch, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
 
Now that all the artifacts recovered from Hubbard Park are clean, it’s time to start cataloging. Cataloging is a process of identifying, organizing and recording artifacts. Cataloging is done for several reasons. First, it creates a preserved record of all the things found during excavation.

Work in the Lab begins for Hubbard Park site, Iowa City (13JH1440)

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. Now, work shifts to laboratory processing of the excavated artifacts. 
 
Volunteers from near and far are an important part of this endeavor, working alongside OSA archaeologists.

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