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University of Iowa News Release


Oct. 5, 2009

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Video Feature: Office of the State Archaeologist turns 50

This year marks the Office of State Archeologist's 50th anniversary at the University of Iowa. The office has recorded more than 23,000 archaeological sites statewide, identifying artifacts like bones, pottery, stones and shells. Employees work to protect Native American burial sites and educate Iowans about the state's human past. Learn more about the OSA's projects and how UI students, faculty and staff are involved in these research and preservation efforts.

Related: Click HERE for a profile of State Archaeologist John Doershuk, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Riehl, 319-384-0070,; Video produced by Chelsea Fagen