General Contracts Program Brochure
University of Iowa
Office of the State Archaeologist
Cultural Resources Management
Since its inception in 1992, the General Contracts Program has overseen
more than 1,100 cultural resources projects, ranging in size from
single cell towers to a 70 mile highway survey, and ranging in scope
from simple records reviews to complex excavations. Our experienced
staff combines expertise in all aspects of cultural resource management
archaeology with excellence in diverse specialities. Our goal is
to help our clients comply with state and federal cultural resource
regulations through good science at competitive rates.
UI-OSA is one of the preeminent archaeological organizations in
the Midwest, and is well known for its devotion to research and
education. As a unit of UI-OSA, the General Contracts Program
has earned the respect and trust of state and federal regulators
for our quality of work.
The General Contracts Program offers timely, cost-effective consulting
to private companies, local and state governments, and federal agencies
wishing to comply with requirements defined in Section 106 of the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amened), and other
applicable regulations. The Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
(UI-OSA) was established in 1959 as an organized unit of The University
of Iowa. The UI-OSA formally created the General Contracts Program
in 1992 to provide public and private sector clients with high quality
archaeological and geoarchaeological investigations.
The resources available to the UI-OSA are unmatched:
We have a complete inventory of field equipment for all phases
of investigation; fully equipped laboratories for artifact processing,
anaylses, and curation; direct access to the UI-OSA Iowa Site
File, GIS Archives, and Repository; an extensive metworked computer
system with up-to-date word processing, graphics, statistics,
databases, GIS, GPS, and radar capabilities; and the best comparative
collections available in the region.
STAFF AND CONSULTANTS
Program Director/Co-Principal Investigator
Melody K. Pope, Ph.D.
Stephen C. Lensink, Ph.D.
Cynthia L. Peterson, M.A., RPA*
William Whittaker, Ph.D., RPA
Rolfe D. Mandel, Ph.D.
Joe Alan Artz, M.A.
Michael T. Dunne, Ph.D.
* Registered Professional Archaeologist
WE DO FOR YOU
- Assist you in understanding what is - and is not - required
by state and federal regulations.
- Facilitate your negotiations with state and federal regulators.
- Help you minimize cost and controversy by identifying ways
of avoiding cultural resources through predictive modeling and
detailed background archival research.
- Identify and properly document cultural resources for your
properties (Phase I survey).
- Conduct test excavations (Phase II assessments) when necessary
and full excavations (Phase III) for resources which you cannot
- Produce reports and other documentation for you which satisfy
state and federal regulators.
- Provide you with other resources, such as ground-penetrating
radar surveys to relocate cemetary plots and hidden structures.
- Give your organization the satisfaction of handling fultural
resources in a responsible, professional, and cost-effective
Iowa Department of Transportation
Earth Tech, Inc.
Van Winkle-Jacob Engineering, Inc.
Shive-Hattery, Moline, Illinois
Zambrana Engineering, St. Louis
WHKS & Co.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Transportation
Kaizen Development, Moline, Illinois
FAA Kansas City NAS Implementation Center
Jacobs Civil Engineering, St. Louis
Dallas County (Iowa) Conservation Dept.
Veenstra and Kimm, Inc.
Wilbur Smith Associates, Kansas City
Iowa Department of Corrections
City of Des Moines
Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Fayette County, Iowa Engineer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
City of Waterloo, Iowa
MMS Consultants, Inc.
City of Johnston, Iowa
Johnson County, Iowa Engineer
Rock Island District Corps of Engineers
Groundwater Service and Supply, Inc.
City of Iowa City, Iowa
El Paso (ANR) Natural Gas
Snyder & Associates, Inc.
Mahaska County, Iowa Conservation Board
Illinois State Museum Society
Howard R. Green and Company
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
Ft. Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission
USDA Farm Service Agency, Des Moines
Client references and list of complete project
available upon request.
|For more information, contact:
||Melody K. Pope, Ph.D.
Director, General Contracts Program
Office of the State Archaeologist
The University of Iowa
700 Clinton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1030
The University of Iowa is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
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