Learn about Archeology

16-Oct-2014 Want to learn about Iowa's cultural history? Love to canoe on the Upper Iowa and North Raccoon Rivers? Curious about what and who was here before us? Come hear Elizabeth Reetz, Education Director at the Office of the State Archaeologist, answer your questions about late prehistoric cultures of the Midwest, pottery analysis, and community-based archaeology.

She will speak at two events in different parts of the state:

  • 6:30 pm on October 23 in the Decorah Library, 202 Winnebago, Decorah
  • 7:00 pm on November 4 in Hagge Park, South of Sac City

The Archeology and Cultural History program is free of charge, but preregistration is requested. Click here to register online through October 21. After that date, please email Josh Dansdill.

We have a new unit that you can use to introduce your students to Iowa's First People (find it here), or use as a follow up.

Elizabeth Reetz holds a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Landscape Archaeology. Her work experience has included time as an archaeologist in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This event is cosponsored by Northeast Iowa RC&D, the UI Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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