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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 5, 2005

UI Office Of The State Archaeologist To Host Open House Oct. 8

The Office of State Archaeologist invites the public for a firsthand look at some of Iowa's ancient history during an open house Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. The office is located at 700 S. Clinton St. in Iowa City. Staff members will be on hand for tours of the laboratories and to answer questions about the archaeological and preservation work the office coordinates around the state.

A research unit at the University of Iowa, The Office of the State Archaeologist is home to more than 20,000 archaeological site records and more than 12,000 artifact collections. Collections on display during the open house mark seminal discoveries in the history of Iowa archaeology. The office also coordinates public involvement in archaeology statewide through such means as teacher workshops, school and conservation center programs, and support of the Iowa Archeological Society.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu; Program: John Cordell, 319-384-0741, john-cordell@uiowa.edu