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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.

A Lady's Syringe

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.

Meskwaki Sites along the Upper South Skunk River

by Cynthia L. Peterson Arlen Twedt, a historian and retired educator, has an avid interest in the Norwegian settlement of central Iowa. While researching that topic, Twedt discovered many references to 1856–1930s Meskwaki camps near and visits to communities in central Iowa’s Hamilton, Story, Polk, and Boone counties. His sources included letters, oral histories, newspaper accounts, and county and other history books.

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