The AIA Iowa Society Lecture Program: Ancient Human Remains in Iowa: At the Intersection of the Iowa Code and NAGPRA

Presentation by Lara Noldner, Bioarchaeology Director, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

This talk will summarize the state and federal legislation that apply to ancient human remains in Iowa, and the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologists’ efforts towards repatriation and reburial. Since 1976, the Bioarchaeology Program at the OSA has been engaged in documenting known burial sites, working with developers and landowners to avoid them, investigating any inadvertent discoveries, and consulting regularly with our Indian Advisory Council on these activities. The Bioarchaeology Program was created through state legislation, and as a research unit of the University of Iowa, is also proactive in compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Please join us in a discussion of our place at the intersection of state and federal legislation.

The Archaeological Institute of American (AIA) Iowa Society Lecture Program is a joint initiative of  the Office of the State Archaeologist, the University of Iowa Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Religion, Art and Art History, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and the Iowa Academy of Science.


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