The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is a research unit on the University of Iowa campus. Its mission is to discover, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of Iowa's human prehistory and history. The OSA conducts archaeological research and public programs around the state, preserves ancient burial sites, and examines and re-inters ancient human remains. The OSA also maintains the state archaeological repository, manages data on all known archaeological sites in Iowa, and publishes technical and popular books on Iowa archaeology.
We are happy to show our labs and library to anyone who wishes to visit. Our offices are located in the Clinton Street Building at 700 South Clinton St. in Iowa City, a 10-15 minute walk south of the Old Capitol and Pentacrest (see map). We especially invite researchers to make an appointment in order to view and study collections and archival material. Classes wishing to visit also should make an appointment so we can provide a guided tour.
Normal hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visits at other times are possible by special arrangement. For more information, contact the office at (319) 384-0732, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the web site at www.uiowa.edu/~osa/.