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CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu

Release: Nov. 19, 2002

UI archaeologists invite high school students to a day on the job

University of Iowa archaeologists invite Iowa high school students to participate in a job-shadowing experience from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Office of the State Archaeologist, 700 Clinton St., Iowa City. Participants will tour the laboratory and the hundreds of artifact collections, interview staff archaeologists about their work and careers and observe several current programs used for mapping and data analysis.

To sign up for the job-shadow, contact Lynn M. Alex, public archaeology coordinator with the Office of the State Archaeologist at the UI, at 319-384-0561, or Sue Neil, job shadowing coordinator for the Workplace Learning Connection, at 319-341-3530.

A research unit at the UI, the Office of the State Archaeologist coordinates public involvement in archaeology statewide through such means as teacher workshops, school and conservation center programs, and support of the Iowa Archeological Society. The office also maintains a database of more than 21,000 archaeological sites in Iowa along with related photos and research material.