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Release: Jan. 9, 2003

(Photo: Elizabeth Pauls, Director of the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa; click on photo for high resolution version.)

State Archaeologist, UI professor to speak in Des Moines Jan. 18

Elizabeth Pauls, Director of the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa, will travel to Des Moines on Saturday, January 18, 2003 to speak to the Central Iowa Chapter of the Iowa Archeological Society. Her presentation, "The University of Iowa's Office of the State Archaeologist: What Your State Archaeologist Can (and does!) Do for You," begins at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom A, Third Floor of the State Historical Society Museum and is free and open to the public.

In addition to serving as the State Archaeologist, Pauls is an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the UI. She joined the faculty in August 2002. Pauls graduated from the UI with honors in anthropology in 1990 and went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned a master’s in 1991 and a doctorate in 1997, both in anthropology.

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.