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Oct. 8, 2003

Pauls To Speak Oct. 11 At Kent Park On Smallpox In Native North America

Elizabeth Pauls, state archaeologist and director of the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa, will be in Tiffin Saturday, Oct. 11 to speak at Kent Park. Her presentation, "Smallpox in Native North America: An Archaeological Story," begins at 7 p.m. at the Interpretive Center, and is free and open to the public. The program, hosted by the Johnson County Conservation Board, is part of Iowa Archaeology Month 2003, organized and sponsored by the Office of the State Archaeologist. For further information, call Brad Friedhoff at 319-645-2315.

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,