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Archaeological dig near Oakville, Iowa, finds ancient village __ "Some 1,700 years ago, the people who live in what is known officially as archaeological site “13LA582” west of Oakville, Iowa, were hunter-gatherers who also grew native crops like sunflower seeds."  A news story. - From -


Archaeological History of Iowa; CampSilos: The History Center ... __ "Student historical research activity that provides information about the archeological history of Iowa. - illustrated - From -


Archaeological testing begins at in Cedar Rapids __ A brief news article. - From -


Archaeologists unearth surprisingly pristine site in Louisa County __ "What’s left of a ring-shaped American Indian village discovered in Oakville has been labeled as a rare site in pristine condition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."  A news article. - From -


Archaeology of Pikes Peak State Park __ "People have lived in northeast Iowa for at least 13,000 years. Pikes Peak State Park contains a wealth of archaeological resources relating mostly to one segment of this time span, the Late Woodland period, ca. A.D. 600-1100."  An overview of the archaeological research at the park and northeast Iowa. - From -  


An Architectural Puzzle in a Soybean Field __ Learn about a field survey project in Marshalltown, Iowa. - From K. Kris -


Category:Archaeological sites in Iowa __ Index of articles relating to Iowa archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -


Current Research __ Archaeological research reports about a handful of sites in Iowa - photos and other illustrations - From the Office of the State Archaeologist -



Decision Support Model for Assessing Archaeological Survey Needs for Bridge Replacement Projects in Iowa __ "The Bridges Decision Support Model is a geographic information system (GIS) that assembles existing data on archaeological sites, surveys, and their geologic contexts to assess the risk of bridge replacement projects encountering 13,000- to 150-year-old Native American sites."  Report and summary.  A PDF file - From -


dig: Iowa Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Iowa" - From -

GIS Modeling of Archaeological Sites in the Raccoon River Greenbelt __ "Concern for preserving archaeological sites in the Greenbelt increased recently due to extensive flooding in 1993 and rapid urbanization in the past decade." Learn about the project and its impact. - From Paul F. Anderson/Iowa State University -


Glenwood, Iowa archaeological digs, artifacts & history __ Learn about state of Iowa’s largest Archaeological Preserve near the city of Glenwood, Iowawith hundreds of Native American habitation sites dating all the way back to 900 AD.  Annotated photo gallery - illustrated - From -


Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Iowa __ "The Association of Iowa Archaeologists (AIA), the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) developed the Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Iowa to ensure the development of archaeological information that is useful and of consistently good quality."  At the bottom of the article you will find a link to the full text of the guidlines.  The text is PDF format. - From -  



Iowa archaeology __ A general introduction.  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


Iowa Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Iowa - From - 


Iowa Archaeology Outreach __ Video - "The Office of the State Archaeologist's Team Archaeology took to the road on RAGBRAI in 2009 to answer questions about archaeological sites in Iowa in an effort to reach out to those interested in learning about Iowa archaeology."  Music, no narrative - video - From TheMaryDeLaGarza -


Iowa Preservation Plan Profile __ "To understand Iowa history is to understand how we are yet to become who we are and how we can shape who we are yet to become. Knowledge of Iowa history is essential to realize our potential as individuals and as a society." Learn about the plan and how it fits with Iowa archaeology. - From National Park Service -




Latest News and Information on Iowa Archaeology __ Video, news stories and more. - From -


UI archaeologists find 7000-year-old site in Des Moines __ "The site, nicknamed “the Palace” because of its size and preservation, yielded the remains of two humans, a woman and an infant, that are the oldest human bones to be found in the state."  A news story. - illustrated - From -
The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist -- Iowa ... __ "The Office of the State Archaeologist developed the Iowa Archaeological Certification Program to promote interaction and cooperation among professionals and interested non-professionals throughout the state." Learn about the program and its objectives. - From -


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