Iowa City Archaeology Fair
Sponsored by AIA; Office of the State Archaeologist; University of Iowa Natural Hstory Museum; University of Iowa Museum of Art; University of Iowa Department of Anthropology
AIA Society Event: Iowa City
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa Campus & 700 South Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA
Come celebrate the inaugural National Archaeology Day with an afternoon of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, and a lecture by a world-renowned archaeologist! Kick off this fun, cultural experience by listening to a lecture by Dr. Steven Holen, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Then spend the afternoon taking a trip back in time by exploring the labs of University of Iowa faculty members, touring the Office of the State Archaeologist, seeing demonstrations of early tools, art and technology, and making your own version of a Neolithic plaque.
Schedule of Activities
1 p.m.: Public lecture by Renowned Archaeologists
Broken Mammoth Bones, Experimental Archaeology and the Early Peopling of North America
Steven and Kathleen Holen, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Macbride Auditorium, University of Iowa campus
2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.: Tours of the Office of the State Archaeologist Laboratory
700 South Clinton St.
See remains from the 13,000-year-long history of human occupation of Iowa with a tour of the laboratory and storage facilities of the Office of the State Archaeologist.
2-5 p.m.: OSA Outreach Tent and Prehistoric Technology Demonstrations Read more »
Brenda Longfellow (Society Contact)