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The Northwest Chapter

The Northwest Chapter was organized as a branch of the Iowa Archeological Society, and members are pledged to support and further the aims and purposes of the parent organization.

Goals

Our goals are to further archaeological knowledge and to gather, record, and publish information of all archaeological remains, whether they are sites, data, or artifacts, for the benefit of future generations of Iowans and scientists.

Meetings and Events

The Northwest Chapter meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. In addition to discussing upcoming events, these monthly meetings feature special activities, field trips, or presentations. These meetings are open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend!

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Fall Colors and Colorful Geology

Bring your hiking shoes for this meeting! We will be driving around to observe some local archaeology sites, and weather permitting, we will do some light hiking around Martin’s Access Park to observe local geomorphology.

10/1/2014

Odd Artifacts

Megan will scour the Sanford Museum to find the oddities in our collections. Bring your own artifacts for discussion!

11/5/2014

Conservation Workshop Topic: Prehistoric Ivory Stabilization

Work together with Tyler Hahn to stabilize mammoth and mastodon tusks.

12/3/2014

Seasonal Newsletter

Seasonal Newsletter Members of NWIAS receive a newsletter four times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Newsletters highlight local research, archaeological and paleontological finds, Northwest Chapter news, and upcoming events.

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Become a Member

All meetings are open to the public, and are regularly announced to members. Membership dues are only $3 per person and payable once a year on the calendar year. Send payment to Sanford Museum

Iowa Archaeological Society

Membership in the Iowa Archaeological Society is $20 and not required, but is highly recommended. Go to their website to learn more about member benefits and events.

If you have any questions, please E-mail us at sanfordmuseum@iowatelecom.net