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Little Sioux River Archaeology Day

It's Iowa Archaeology Month! This annual event at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium is featuring several OSA archaeologists during their presentations and outdoor activities!

Come-and-go indoor archaeology presentations include:

  • 1:00-1:30: Timeline of Prehistoric Cultures of Northwest Iowa, Megan Stroh, Sanford Museum and Planetarium
  • 1:30-2:00: Mounds in Iowa, Lara Nolder, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
  • 2:00-2:30: Experimental Archaeology: Earth Ovens, Colin Betts, Luther College
  • 2:30-3:00: Animal Remains at Archaeological Sites, Cherie Haury-Artz, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
  • 3:00-3:30: Mammoth Excavation, Mark Anderson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
  • 3:30-4:00: Native American Symbolism, David Benn, Bear Creek Archaeology

Outdoor activities will take place from 1-4pm and include: flintknapping, games, atlatl throwing, basket making, edible plant ID, and more!

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Silver Sioux Recreation Area 5990 Silver Sioux Rd, Cherokee, IA

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Athletics/Recreation, Lecture/Discussion, Community Event, Fair




Research & Economic Development, Discover Research, Office of the State Archaeologist

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Museums, Outreach Iowa, STEM


Contact Name

Megan Stroh

Contact Email


Recent Activity

Erica Larson

Erica Larson left a positive review 9/23/2017

What a great day! I appreciated learning more about the archaeology of Northwest Iowa (and the State) from the Office of State Archaeology speakers.