John Doershuk: “The OSA and Iowa Archaeology: Historical Reflections and Recent Endeavors”

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The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is an organized UI research unit established in 1959. Now entering its seventh decade, the OSA continues to actively develop, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of Iowa’s human past through archaeological research, scientific discovery, public stewardship, service, and education. While the roots of Iowa Archaeology are […]

Violence against the Enslaved in Ancient Rome

A number of publications have criticized the motif of the “happy slave” in antiquity. This presentation by John Gruber-Miller of Cornell College is meant to provide a corrective to that representation, and take a deeper look at the evidence for how the enslaved experienced “social death” (Patterson).  As Kamen (2010), Trimble (2016), and others have pointed […]