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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 27, 2003

UI Archaeologist To Speak In Buchanan County March 10

Lynn M. Alex, public archaeology coordinator with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, will be the guest speaker for a Master Conservation class for the Buchanan County Conservation Board at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10. Alex will speak about "Conservation of Archaeological Resources," at the Fontana Interpretive Nature Center near Hazelton. The cost of the class is $5, and it is open to the public. Those interested should call Sondra Cabell (319) 636-2617.

A research unit at the UI, the Office of the State Archaeologist coordinates public involvement in archaeology statewide through such means as teacher workshops, school and conservation center programs, and support of the Iowa Archeological Society. The office also maintains a database of more than 21,000 archaeological sites in Iowa along with related photos and research material.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,