OSA Brown Bag: The Archaeology of Iowa City


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00am


700 Clinton Street Building
Join the Office of the State Archaeologist for our first Brown Bag lecture of the season, with Bill Whittaker on Friday, December 5!

The Archaeology of Iowa City
The area around Iowa City has a surprising number of significant archaeological sites, ranging in age from the Paleoindian to the 20th century. This brown bag will give an overview of sites which have been documented or explored during the past century, including the Late Archaic Edgewater Park site, numerous Woodland mounds, the Late Woodland Dee Norton site, early historic Indian sites near Napoleon Park, early historic sites on campus, and the historic Plum Grove site.

William E. Whittaker received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2002, and works at the Office of the State Archaeologist. Bill has authored or co-authored numerous publications on Iowa archaeology and history, including Frontier Forts of Iowa: Indians, Traders, and Soldiers, 1682-1862 (University of Iowa Press, 2009) and the forthcoming guidebook, An Archaeological Tour of Iowa (University of Iowa Press).

The OSA Brown Bag Series is free and open to the public. Presentations begin at noon.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and engage in discussion following the presentation.

For more information about attending, please contact Maria Schroeder: maria-schroeder@uiowa.edu; (319) 384-0974


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