Those Who Have Gone Before:
An Introduction to Iowa Archaeology
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W107
21 E. Market St., Iowa City
Registration Deadline: January 25
Class Limit: 70
This class will take a look at what archaeology currently tells us about the 13,000
years of prehistory and early history of our state. We will begin by exploring
modern methods of archaeological research and our understanding of prehistoric
technologies. We will then survey the cultural history of Iowa beginning with the Ice
Age Paleoindian culture and continuing to some of the recent historic discoveries
in and around Iowa City. Class participants will have the opportunity to examine
representative artifacts and experiment with prehistoric technologies.
INSTRUCTOR: Chérie Haury-Artz has an M.A. in anthropology from the University
of Kansas, 1984. Her research interests include faunal analysis and prehistoric
environmental adaptation. She currently works at the Office of the State
Archaeologist focusing on public education. She creates interpretive signs and
booklets and presentations for groups of all ages.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.