This page is designed to link the activities of the SAA’s Public Education Committee Network of…
Are you involved in Public Archaeology or enjoy learning about it? The SAA PEC Network of State Coordinators is about to embark on a Public Archaeology Tour of the U.S. and Canada! Each week, the FB page will feature a different state, province, or territory, and highlight different aspects of Public Archaeology to create a social media library of Pub Arch topics. Most contributions will come from the State Network Coordinators and page admins, but if you’ve got a recommendation to highlight, we’ll schedule it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to contribute features and watch the page for highlights in your area!
It’s #TBT and this semester we’ll be taking you back to the 1970s with the Ancient Iowa Film Series. Produced by Marshall McKusick, these now “vintage” videos reflect research and technology from the time. Enjoy!
"Iowa’s Ancient Hunters" is centered on the Cherokee Sewer site, which was discovered accidentally in 1973. Archaeological investigations at the site were able to help identify evidence of three distinct ancient cultures. Produced by Marshall McKusick. Ancient Iowa Film Series, 1978. Copyright: University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist.
The Future of Bioarchaeology—Balancing Cultural Sensitivity and Scientific Inquiry | The Office of the State Archaeologist
Our second candidate for the position of Bioarchaeology Director presents tomorrow! Dr. Lara Noldner from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will be presenting on Wednesday, August 27 at 4pm. This talk is open to the public!
From the repository: tinkler cones/pendants from the Milford site in Dickinson County. Brass kettle fragments found at this site included amorphous sheets and finished pendants such as these.
The Milford site is a post-contact Oneota site that dates to the latter part of the 17th century. It is believed to represent a short term encampment of either the Ioway, who were moving into the region at that time, or the resident Oto
Upcoming Presentation! The Future of Bioarchaeology—Balancing Cultural Sensitivity and Scientific Inquiry
You might have heard that we’re hiring a new Burials Program director. Our two final candidates will presenting their version of the same topic at the University of Iowa next week. Allison Foley from Indiana University will be presenting on Monday, August 25. This talk is open to the public!
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA CBS2FOX28 In Cedar Rapids, the Iowa State Archaeologist is working to figure out e
KGAN CBS 2 video coverage on the Magnus Brewery beer caves recently discovered in Cedar Rapids.
It’s #TBT and this semester we’ll be taking you back to the 1970s with the Ancient Iowa Film Series. Produced by Marshall McKusick, these now “vintage” videos reflect research and technology from the time.
"Fort Madison Archaeology" focuses on the discoveries made during the 1965 archaeological excavation at the site of the old Fort Madison. Produced by Marshall McKusick. Ancient Iowa Film Series, 1972. Copyright: University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist.
More beer caves in Iowa? It’s possible! OSA archaeologists are currently investigating this site in Cedar Rapids.