Using the State Archaeological Repository of Iowa: Collections Long Held Re-examined and Application of New Technologies
This is an abstract from the "How to Conduct Museum Research and Recent Research Findings in Museum Collections: Posters in Honor of Terry Childs" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The University of Iowa (UI) Office of the State Archaeologist has maintained the State Archaeological Repository of Iowa since 1959. During its 60-year history, the repository’s curation strategy has modernized from strictly housing UI-generated collections to meeting the multifaceted needs of (1) cultural resource management research, (2) extensive outreach activities, (3) diverse research collections, (4) student degree requirements, (5) greater statewide public interest, (6) digitally accessible collections, and (7) increasing American Indian involvement in their history. The Repository collections include materials from government agencies, private firms and individuals, and from OSA research. This poster presents details on who we are, what we have, and how it is used, including several recent examples of collections use involving Mill Creek Culture and related ceramic assemblages from Northwest Iowa.
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Using the State Archaeological Repository of Iowa: Collections Long Held Re-examined and Application of New Technologies. John Doershuk, John Cordell, Teresa Rucker, Stephen Lensink. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451830)
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min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;
Abstract Id(s): 23973