The Archaeology and Cultural History of the Upper Iowa River Water Trail


Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:30pm


Decorah, IA
 Join OSA archaeologist Elizabeth Reetz as she presents on the archaeological and cultural history of the Upper Iowa River water trail, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Northeast Iowa RC&D. 

This will be an evening lecture and hands-on presentation of artifacts, open to the public, at the Decorah Public Library.

Elizabeth Reetz is the Education Director at the OSA. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota and M.A. in Landscape Archaeology from the National University of Ireland in Galway. Although new to Iowa, she has worked in archaeology in Wisconsin and Minnesota since 2001 and has ventured professionally to Nevada, Ireland, and Washington. Her particular interests include the late prehistoric cultures of the Midwest and upper Great Lakes, pottery analysis, American Indian perspectives of archaeology, and community-based archaeology. Recently, she completed a second Masters (M.Ed. in Environmental Education, University of Minnesota Duluth) with the ultimate goal of using archaeology to connect youth with nature. During her stint in the Northwoods, she worked as an archaeologist in the Superior National Forest (SNF), including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


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