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Louisa County to host archaeology program

Aug 01, 2017

Join Louisa County Conservation at the Columbus Junction Civic Center (ICN Room) to learn about archaeology in Louisa County and Iowa. This series is free and open to the public.

“Archaeology at Gast Farm”

Thursday, Aug. 24; 6-7 p.m.

Archaeological discoveries were made near Grandview during 5 years of investigations in the 1990s and in 2016. The presentation will focus on two village sites that were occupied nearly 2,000 years ago. Presented by Dr. Bill Green, Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, Wis.


“Louisa County Prehistory”

Thursday, Sept. 7; 6-7 p.m.

This presentation will take a look at what is known about prehistoric life in Iowa with an emphasis on early agriculture and mounds in Louisa County and Southeast Iowa.

Presented by Cherie Haury-Artz, Educator, Office of the State Archaeologist.

“Small-Scale LiDAR Approaches to Iowa Archaeology”

Thursday, Sept. 14; 6-7 p.m.

Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) is used to collect data on various sites across the state. This presentation will discuss the use of LiDAR as applied to burial mounds, a historic creamery, as well as some experimental work. Presented by Brennan Dolan, Iowa DOT


“Protection of Ancient Human Remains in Iowa”

Thursday, Sept. 21; 6-7 p.m.

This presentation will be a summary and brief history of the Iowa Code sections that provide protection for ancient human remains in the state. Also discussed will be how the state legislation is implemented, along with examples of the sites it serves to protect.

Presented by Lara Noldner, Bioarcheology Director, Office of the State Archaeologist.

The Columbus Junction Civic Center is located at 232 2nd St., Columbus Junction, IA 52738. The ICN Room is on the ground floor.

Contact Lana Artz-McComb with any questions or for more information at 319-523-8381 or

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