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Archaeology week explores ancient Iowans and their environments

(NOTE TO EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: Receipt of this release indicates there are events planned in your area. Please note that some events, though free and open to the public, require advanced registration. If you would like to interview someone about Iowa Archaeology Week, call the Office of the State Archaeologist at (319)335-2389. )

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nine hundred years ago this week, Iowa farmers had already harvested their maygrass and little-barley and were preparing to harvest their marshelder, knotweed, and lambs quarters, along with sunflower, squash, tobacco, beans, and corn. The archaeological remains of Iowa's lost crops are just some of the clues to our predecessors' lives.

The fifth annual Iowa Archaeology Week will examine this and other ways early Iowans interacted with nature and with their changing environments.

"Throughout history, the environment has affected people's lives, but people have also modified their environment to suit their needs ," says Tim Weitzel, Archaeology Week coordinator in the Office of the State Archaeologist. "Indian artifacts, campsites, and villages show the may ways ancient Iowans lived with and altered nature."

More than 70 events are planned in 40 locations around the state during Iowa Archaeology Week, which runs Saturday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Events include site tours, tool-making demonstrations, museum exhibits, lectures, and archaeological digs.

Created in 1993 by the Office of the State Archaeologist at the UI, Iowa Archaeology Week is supported by a grant from the Iowa Humanities Board, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also sponsored by the Association of Iowa Archaeologists, the Iowa Archaeological Society, the Marshalltown Trowel Company, the National Park Service, and the State Historical Society of Iowa.

For more information about Iowa Archaeology Week events, email osa@uiowa.edu or call the Office of the State Archaeologist at (319)335-2394. Information is also available on the Office of the State Archaeologist homepage: http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa

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9/2/97

IOWA ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Ames

All week-- Exhibit

McFarland Conservation Center 56461 180th St.

View artifacts from local collections.

Hosted by Story County Conservation Board

Information: Mary Born 515­232­2516

 

Anamosa Area

Sunday, 9/14 -- Lectures, Demonstrations, Exhibits

from Noon­5 pm, Jones County Historical Museum

Visit the Jones County Historical Museum, attend lectures on Meskwaki and Ioway history and culture, see demonstrations of Indian dances and songs, and view a reconstructed wickiup. Museum admission fee is $2.50.

Speakers include: Jonathan Buffalo, Historical Preservation Coordinator, Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Lance Foster, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Douglas W. Jones, Archaeologist, State Historical Society of Iowa

Located in Edinburg, 8 miles east of Anamosa on county road E23. Take first right off US 151 north from Anamosa.

Continue past Amber for about 2 miles. The museum is across the road from the County Home.

Hosted by Jones County Historical Society

Information: Doug Jones 515­281­4358

 

Bellevue

Friday, 9/19 -- Lecture

7 pm, Bellevue Public Library, 18468 362nd Ave

Bring the whole family to a talk about Iowa prehistory. Archaeologist Lynn Alex will discuss the most recent time-line for early Iowans.

Hosted by Bellevue Public Library

Information: Marianne Kieffer 319­872­4991

 

Burlington

All week -- Book Display

Burlington Public Library, 501 N 4th St.

Displayed materials feature archaeology with a focus on Iowa prehistory.

Hosted by Burlington Public Library

Information: Beth Schwenker 319­753­1576

 

Saturday, 9/20 -- Artifact exhibit and show

10 am, Burlington Public Library

An artifact show will be hosted by the Burlington Public Library. Strictly no sales allowed. If you are interested in exhibiting your artifacts, contact Beth Schwenker 319­753­1576.

Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Saturday and Sunday, 9/13 and 9/14 -- Hands-on Activity

1­4 pm, Location UNI Museum, Northeast corner of Hudson Road and University Ave.

Discover the differences in artifacts from different cultures.

Pat Higby

UNI Museum

University of Northern Iowa

Hosted by Black Hawk Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society and the UNI Museum

Information: Pat Higby 319­273­2188

 

Cedar Rapids Metro Area

Thursday, 9/18 -- Hands-on Activity

1 pm Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Road SE

An afternoon session for kids of all ages and adults including displays, discussions, and children's crafts.

Hosted by Indian Creek Nature Center and The History Center

Information: Jason Condon 319­362­1501

Saturday, 9/20 -- Walking Lecture

6665 Otis Road SE

Guided walks through the restored prairie will focus discussion on the variety of plants used by early Iowans for daily necessities.

Hosted by Indian Creek Nature Center and The History Center

Information: Jason Condon 319­362­1501

Saturday, 9/20 -- Hands-on Activities, Site Tour, Demonstration, Artifact Identification, Children's Activities

1­4 pm, Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area

Demonstrations of techniques used to make stone weapons and tools. Guided site tour. Children's activities from the recently completed archaeology trail activity guide. Also be sure to see the new interpretive signs along the archaeology trail.

Tour leaders include: Gail Barels and Deb Ryun, Linn County Conservation Department and Leah Rogers, Wickiup Hill field school instructor

Take Blairs Ferry Rd. to Feather Ridge Rd. Follow park signs.

Hosted by Linn County Conservation Department

Information: Gail Barels 319­438­1364

 

Cherokee

Tuesday, 9/16 -- Lecture

7 pm, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, 117 East Willow

"Northwest Iowa Prehistory"

Linda Burkhardt

Sanford Museum and Planetarium and

Northwest Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Hosted by Sanford Museum and Planetarium and Northwest Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Linda Burkhardt 712­225­3922

Saturday, 9/20 -- Hands-on Activity

10 am­Noon, Sanford Museum and Planetarium

"Pottery Puzzles and Reconstruction Riddles." Learn more about the methods that archaeologists use to interpret the past during the museum's family archaeology activities day.

Hosted by Sanford Museum and Planetarium and Northwest Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Linda Burkhardt 712­225­3922

Sunday, 9/21 -- Informative Talk

2 pm, Sanford Museum and Planetarium

"Summer Travels in Archaeology"

Jason Titcomb, graduate student

Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University

Hosted by Sanford Museum and Planetarium and Northwest Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Linda Burkhardt 712­225­3922

Clarksville

Friday, 9/19 -- Hands-on Activity

9 am, Heery Woods State Park

5th-grade field experience. Visit various activity stations designed to help learn about and experience Iowa's past.

Hosted by Butler County Conservation Board

Information: Steve Martin 319­278­1130

Coralville

9/1­9/30 -- Exhibit

Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street

"Archaeology in Johnson County, Iowa"

Hosted by Coralville Public Library

Information: Shelly Grace 319­351­2163

9/13­9/14; 9/17­9/21 Open House and Exhibit

1­5 pm (1­4 pm Sun), Heritage Museum, 310 5th Street, Coralville

"The Search for John Gilbert."

Stop by to see this exhibit of recent excavations along the Sand Road Heritage Corridor,

south of Iowa City. Periodic tours of the Heritage Museum.

Hosted by Johnson County Historical Society

Information: Robin Paetzold 319­351­5738

Corning

All week -- Book Display

603 9th

Displayed materials feature archaeology

Hosted by Corning Public Library

Information: Becky Rike 515­322­3866

Dayton

Tuesday, 9/16 -- Site Tour

7 pm, Skillet Creek Indian Mounds

On a bluff along the Des Moines River lie five conicals and a single linear mound from the prehistoric Woodland period. Take a guided hike out to see these mounds and learn more about early Iowans.

Led by: Karen Roosa Hansen, naturalist, Webster County Conservation Department

Location: South of Dayton, turn north off HWY 175 onto River Road, then left onto Skillet Creek Rd. Look for sign and parking lot.

Hosted by Webster County Conservation Department

Information: Karen Roosa Hansen 515­576­4258

Des Moines Metro Area

All week -- Book Displays

Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Ave.

Mid City Public Library, 1305 University Ave.

Grand View College Library, 1351 Grandview Ave.

North Side Public Library, 3516 5th Ave.

Forest Avenue Library, 1326 Forest Ave.

South Side Public Library, 111 SW Porter Ave.

Displayed materials feature archaeology.

Hosted by Public Library of Des Moines

Information: Jan Keiser 515­283­4152

Sunday, 9/14 -- Lecture

1 pm, State Historical Building, 600 E Locust

"Historical Archaeology in Iowa"

Susan Snow

Office of the State Archaeologist

University of Iowa

Hosted by State Historical Society of Iowa

Information: Sara Macht, Museum Education Coordinator 515­281­6412

Sunday, 9/14 -- Exhibit and Site Tour

2 pm, Yellow Banks Park, SE 68th Street

"Early Visitors of Yellow Banks Park."

Join Assistant Ranger Dick Shephard on a guided tour of an Indian mound within the park. Artifacts from the park will be shown.

Hosted by Central Iowa Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Mike Heimbaugh 515­255­4909

Saturday, 9/20 -- Discussion Session and Exhibit

Noon­2 pm, Living History Farms 2600 NW 111 St., Urbandale

Iowa State University's Dr. Joe Tiffany will describe in a loosely structured format how the archaeological evidence for the Ioway and their prehistoric ancestors was used to reconstruct the simulated Ioway village.

Hosted by Living History Farms

Information: Joe Anderson 515­278­5286

Sunday, 9/21 -- Hands-on Activity

1-3 pm, State Historical Building, 600 E Locust

Archaeologist Doug Jones will teach participants the methods archaeologists use to identify artifacts with hands-on activities for the whole family.

Hosted by State Historical Society of Iowa

Information Sara Macht, Museum Education Coordinator 515­281­6412

Dubuque

All week -- Book Display

Display of materials on Iowa History, Native Americans, and Archaeology.

Carnegie­Stout Public Library, 360 W 11th Street

Hosted by Carnegie­Stout Public Library

Information: Elizabeth Dunn 319­589­4225

Saturday, 9/20 -- Children's Activity

10 am, Mississippi River Museum, 3rd Street Ice Harbor

"Dr. Sure Rock Holmes." Watch a demonstration of the tools and techniques used to conduct an archaeological investigation. Then, get involved with an artifact mapping exercise and begin defining the term 'artifact.' Use photos of historic Ice Harbor to provide clues to the interpretation of a 'site.' Then, using this information, conduct a simulated excavation as an introduction to the skills that archaeologists need to carefully uncover materials and record evidence of past cultures.

Hosted by Mississippi River Museum

Information: Julie Schlarman 319­557­9545

Estherville

All week (except Sundays) -- Book Display

Estherville Public Library, 613 Central Ave.

Displayed materials feature archaeology

Hosted by Estherville Public Library

Information: Carolyn Walz 712­362­7731

Forest City

All week -- Exhibit

Forest City Municipal Library, 115 East L St.

Indian artifacts from northcentral Iowa and the Timberland Museum collection.

Hosted by Timberland Museum

Information: Arlo C. Johnson 515­581­2992

Hartley

9/1­9/30 -- Exhibit

1­5:30 pm Mon­Fri, Hartley Public Library, 91 1st St. SE

Materials from and information about the Mill Creek Culture.

Hosted by Clay and O'Brien County Conservation Board

Information: Michele Olson Ph. 712­448­2254

Iowa City

9/13­9/14; 9/17­9/21 -- Open House and Exhibit

1­5 pm, Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll Street, Iowa City

Building tours and exhibits featuring artifacts located in archaeological investigations on the Plum Grove property.

Leigh Ann Jero, interpreter, Johnson County Historical Society

Hosted by Johnson County Historical Society

Information: Leigh Ann Jero 319­351­6846

Sunday 9/14 -- Lecture

2 pm, West Melrose Avenue

Results of excavations at the first asylum in Johnson County.

Thomas Charlton

Department of Anthropology

University of Iowa

Meet at the site on West Melrose Avenue

Hosted by Johnson County Historical Society

Information: Laurie Robinson 319­351­5738

Sunday, 9/14 (following lecture) -- Open House and Exhibit

Tours of the restored asylum building and grounds that are referred to in the related talk.

Hosted by Johnson County Historical Society

Information: Laurie Robinson 319­351­5738

Keosauqua

Sunday, 9/21

Roberts Memorial Building, Iowa Hwy. 1 North

Fluted Point Survey, Clovis Tool Display, Artifact Identification, Book Sale Table

Bring in your fluted points to show! See Clovis tools from recent field work at the Martins Site (23SL222), St. Louis, Missouri. Clovis Posters and OSA books for sale.

Hosted by Hawkeye State Archaeological Society

Information: Julie Morrow 319-895-6497

Le Mars

Sunday, 9/14 -- Lecture

2 pm, Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Ave. SW

"The Mill Creek Culture of Northwest Iowa." Steve Lensink, of the

Office of the State Archaeologist, will talk about recent research conducted on Mill Creek sites in Northwest Iowa.

Hosted by Plymouth County Historical Museum

Information: Iris Hemmingson 712­546­7143

Tuesday, 9/23 -- Informative Talk

7 pm, Le Mars Public Library, 46 1st Street SW

Join Linda Burkhardt, a long-time Iowa Archeological Society member and curator at the Sanford Museum, for a talk about archaeology in Northwest Iowa.

Hosted by Friends of Le Mars Public Library

Information: Sue Morris, Library Director 712­546­5004

Lucas

9/13­10/11 -- Exhibit

9 am­3 pm Mon­Sat, John L. Lewis Mining and Labor, 102 Division St. Box 64

Indian artifacts from South Central Iowa

Two blocks north of intersection, US 34 and US 65

Hosted by John L. Lewis Mining and Labor Museum

Information: Jean Hager 515­766­6443

Maquoketa Area

9/13-21 -- Children's Activity

Jackson County Historical Museum at the County Fairgrounds

Simulated Archaeological Excavation: participants have a chance to be introduced to the skills and techniques needed to conduct an archaeological excavation. Intended primarily for school classes. Call to arrange time.

Hosted by Jackson County Historical Society

Information: (319) 895-6497

Saturday, 9/13 -- Site Tours

Archaeologist Dirk Marcucci will guide a tour of rockshelters and mound groups in Jackson County.

Location: Call for details

Hosted by Jackson County Historical Society

Information: Dirk Marcucci (319) 652-9935

Marshalltown

All week (except Sundays) -- Exhibit

Marshall County Historical Museum, 202 East Church St.

The archaeology of central Iowa is featured.

Hosted by Historical Society of Marshall County

Information: Michael W. Vogt 515­752­6664

Thursday, 9/18 -- Informative Talk

7 pm, Marshall County Historical Museum, 202 East Church St.

Michael Shott, of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa will talk about prehistoric archaeological investigations in nearby Hardin County.

Hosted by Historical Society of Marshall County

Information: Michael W. Vogt 515­752­6664

Marquette

Saturday, 9/13 -- Demonstration

10 am, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Prehistoric weapons and hunting tools are featured.

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Saturday, 9/13 -- Site Tour

11 am, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Fire Point Walk. Join a ranger on this 90 minute leisurely guided walk. Learn about the cultures who built mounds in northeast Iowa and view twenty-five burial and ceremonial mounds. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for this moderately strenuous 2 mile hike.

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Saturday, 9/13 -- Lecture

1 pm, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

"Rock Art of Iowa"

Lori Stanley

Anthropology Program

Luther College

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Saturday, 9/13 -- Lecture

2 pm, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

A talk on Iowa archaeology is featured.

John Staeck

Anthropology Program

Luther College

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Sunday, 9/14 -- Site Tour

1:30 pm, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Marching Bear Mound Group Hike. Join a ranger on this 2 hour guided hike. Learn about mound building cultures of northeast Iowa and see the fabulous Marching Bear effigy mound group. Sturdy shoes and canteen recommended for this moderately strenuous 4 mile hike.

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

9/15­9/19 -- Exhibit and Video Presentation

151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Exhibits and audio-video presentations related to the archaeology of Iowa will take place in the Visitor Center.

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Saturday, 9/20 -- Hands-on Activity

9 am­Noon, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Activities for Junior Archaeologists

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Saturday, 9/20 -- Site Tour

1 pm, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

Fire Point Walk. Join a ranger on this 90 minute leisurely guided walk. Learn about the cultures who built mounds in northeast Iowa and view twenty-five burial and ceremonial mounds. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for this moderately strenuous 2 mile hike.

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Sunday, 9/21 -- Informative Talk

1 pm, 151 Hwy. 76, three miles North of Marquette

"Incredible Edibles: A Presentation on Wild Plant Foods"

Hosted by Effigy Mounds National Monument

Information: Effigy Mounds National Monument 319­873­3491

Missouri Valley

Daily -- Exhibit

9 am­4:30 pm, 1434 316th Lane

Self-guided exhibit displays the contents recovered from the 1865 wreck of the steamboat Bertrand. This is an excellent example of one of many shipwrecks along the Missouri River and the types of articles carried in those vessels.

Hosted by DeSoto Nat. Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Information: Jeanne M. Harlold, Museum Curator 712­642­4124

Oakland

Permanent display

Nishna Heritage Museum, Main Street

Prehistoric faunal remains

Roger Barratt, paleontologist

Hosted by Nishna Heritage Museum

Information: Merle Davis 712­482­3075

Ottumwa

Thursday, 9/18 -- Video Presentation

7 pm, Pioneer Ridge Nature Center, 6 miles south of Ottumwa on US 63

Videos on Iowa prehistory are featured.

Hosted by Wapello County Conservation Board and Southeast Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Kelly Schott 515­682­3091

Saturday, 9/20 -- Demonstration, Hands-on activities

10 am­Noon, Pioneer Ridge Nature Center, 6 miles south of Ottumwa on US 63

Activities at a recreated village will allow group participation in a learning experience designed to inform visitors about the lifeways of prehistoric Iowans and their material culture.

Hosted by Wapello County Conservation Board and Southeast Chapter, Iowa Archeological Society

Information: Kelly Schott 515­682­3091

Parkersburg

9/13­9/19 -- Book Display

Koethe Memorial Library, 309 3rd St.

Displayed materials feature archaeology

Hosted by Koethe Memorial Library

Information: Virginia Nelms Stuckenberg 319­346­2123

Peterson

Thursday, 9/18 -- Campfire Talk

8:00 pm, Hannibal Watermon Wildlife Area, located on Yellow Ave., five and one-half miles west of Peterson

Join Clay/O'Brien County Conservation Naturalist Michelle Olson for an evening of Mill Creek culture history and storytelling around an outdoor fire.

Hosted by Clay and O'Brien County Conservation Board

Information: Michele Olson Ph. 712­448­2254

Quad Cities--Bettendorf

9/1­9/30 -- Book Display

Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 18th St.

Displayed materials feature archaeology with a focus on Iowa prehistory.

Hosted by Bettendorf Public Library

Information: Hedy N.R. Hustedde 319­344­4179

Saturday, 9/13 and 9/20 -- Hands-on Activity

1 pm, Family Museum of Arts and Science, 2900 Learning Campus Drive

"Art-A-Facts." Bring the whole family and try your hand at creating art in the style of Native Iowans whose beadwork, pottery, weaving, and other art forms have been discovered through the efforts of archaeologists and historians.

Pre­enrollment and fee required.

Hosted by Family Museum of Arts and Science

Information: Nancy Senn Kerbs 319­334­4166

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/23 and 9/24 -- Children's Activity

6 pm, 2900 Learning Campus Drive

"No Bones About It." You'll 'dig' archaeology when you unearth buried materials. Brush, sift, clean, describe, sketch, and catalog your finds just like a real archaeologist. Fun for Elementary School ages; parents can apprentice with the kids.

Hosted by Family Museum of Arts and Science

Information: Nancy Senn Kerbs 319­334­4166

Quad Cities--Davenport

All week -- Book Display

Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street

Displayed materials feature archaeology with a focus on Iowa prehistory.

Hosted by Davenport Public Library

Information: Rochelle Murray 319­326­7900

Thursday, 9/18 -- Demonstration and Artifact Identification

6:30 pm, Putnam Museum, 1717 West 17th Street

Let archaeologists Kathleen Siebert and Susan Snow show you how to look for the diagnostic features of ceramics and glass containers from the early 19th century to the mid­1870's. Find out how archaeologists determine age and manufacturers.

Bring in your own artifacts to learn more about them.

Hosted by Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science

Information: Michael T. Granger 319­324­0059

Red Oak

Sunday, 9/14 -- Informative Talk

2 pm, Montgomery County Historical Society, 2700 N 4th St.

"The Glenwood Earthlodge." Iowa Archeological Society member Dennis Miller will talk about the reconstructed earthlodge at Glenwood and the prehistoric inhabitants of the Glenwood locality.

Hosted by Montgomery County Historical Society

Information: Betty McKinze 712­623­3708

Sabula

Friday, 9/19 -- Informative Talk

9 am, Krabenhoft Public Library, 512 Elk

"An Overview of Iowa Archaeology." Archaeologist Lynn Alex will describe the general cultural sequence in Iowa prehistory

with an emphasis on Eastern Iowa. Examples of artifacts will be shown.

Hosted by Krabenhoft Public Library

Information: Ronda Taplin 319­687­2950

Sioux Center

All week -- Book Display and Exhibit

Sioux Center Public Library, 327 1st Ave. NE

Displayed materials feature archaeology and Native Americans.

Hosted by Sioux Center Public Library

Information: Karen Bjorkman, Director 712­722­2138

All week -- Coloring contest

Sioux Center Public Library, 327 1st Ave. NE

Hosted by Sioux Center Public Library

Information: Karen Bjorkman, Director 712­722­2138

Tuesday, 9/16 -- Lecture

7 pm, Sioux Center Public Library, 327 1st Ave. NE

"Northwest Iowa Archaeology." Archaeologist Nancy Hodgson of the University of South Dakota will provide an overview of the prehistoric cultures of Northwest Iowa.

Hosted by Sioux Center Public Library

Information: Karen Bjorkman, Director 712­722­2138

Sioux City

Wednesday, 9/17 -- Children's Activity

6:30 pm, Loess Hills Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road

Simulated Archaeological Excavation. Here is the chance for young folks to learn about the skills needed to conduct an archaeological excavation.

Hosted by Woodbury County Conservation Board

Information: Teresa Minaya 712­258­0838

Monday, 9/15 -- Lecture

7 pm, Loess Hills Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road

"Ancient Peoples of the Floyd River." Brian Molyneaux of the

University of South Dakota will describe the results of recent work in the Northwest Region of Iowa.

Hosted by Woodbury County Conservation

Information: Teresa Minaya 712­258­0838

Swisher

All week -- Exhibit

8 am­5 pm, 1612 NE Curtis Bridge Road, three miles south of Shueyville

Guided tour of Iowa's largest privately owned and displayed Indian museum. Visitors should call ahead.

George Zalesky, avocational archaeologist

Hosted by Curtis Hill Indian Museum

Information: George Zalesky 319­848­4323

Tama/Toledo

Saturday, 9/20 -- Informative Talk

time to be announced, Tama County Conservation Board, 2283 Park Road

Lynn Alex

Office of the State Archaeologist

University of Iowa

Hosted by Tama County Conservation Board

Information: Robert F. Etzel, Director 515­484­2231

Wapello

Monday, 9/15 -- Lecture

7 pm, Keck Memorial Library, 119 N 2nd

"Iowa Archaeology from the Ground Up"

Cherie Haury and Joe Artz

Office of the State Archaeologist

University of Iowa

Hosted by Keck Memorial Library

Information: Rose M. Carlson 319­523­5261

Washington

All week -- Book Display and Exhibit

10 am­8 pm, Washington Public Library, 120 E. Main

Stop by to see a display of materials about Iowa archaeology and try matching artifacts with the correct time period.

Hosted by Washington County Historical Society

Information: Mary Leavy 319­653­3125

Monday, 9/15 -- Lecture

7 pm, Washington Public Library, 120 E. Main

"Prehistoric Cultures and Past Environments of Iowa"

Shirley Schermer

Office of the State Archaeologist

University of Iowa

Hosted by Washington County Historical Society

Information: Mary Leavy 319­653­3125

West Liberty

All week -- Book Display

West Liberty Free Public Library, 400 N Spencer St.

Various sources about archaeology and suggestions for finding further information.

Hosted by West Liberty Free Public Library

Information: Janette McMahon 319­627­2084

Monday, 9/15 -- Demonstration

7 pm, First Church United, 100 N Calhoun St.

Watch a demonstration about stone tools, bone tools, and pottery.

Mark Anderson

Office of the State Archaeologist

University of Iowa

Hosted by West Liberty Free Public Library

Information: Janette McMahon Ph. 319­627­2084

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