For people who want to experience Iowa's archaeological heritage first hand, this one-of-a-kind guidebook shows the way to sixty-eight important sites. Many are open to visitors or can be seen from a public location; others, on private land or no longer visible on the landscape, live on through artifact displays.
William E. Whittaker is a research archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, USA. The author of many scholarly articles on Iowa archaeology and history, he is also the editor of Frontier Forts of Iowa (Iowa, 2009) and the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society. Thousands of his photographs of the remains of small Iowa towns have been published online by the Iowa Digital Library and the University of Iowa's Digital Studio for the Public Humanities. Lynn M. Alex retired in 2013 as the education and outreach program director at the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist. During her long career in archaeology, she worked in sites near and far, from North American Plains to the European Arctic. In addition to book chapters, articles, and reviews, she has authored two books, Exploring Iowa's Past and Iowa's Archaeological Past (Iowa, 2000). She is a current member of the Iowa State Preserves Advisory Board. Mary C. De La Garza is a program director at the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist. She develops applications that assist with archaeological research and manages all research data.
Lynn M. Alex, Mary C. De La Garza, William E. Whittaker