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 Association of Iowa Archaeologists Guidelines

Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Iowa

The current guidelines are in pdf format and bookmarked for your convenience.

AIA Guidelines

These guidelines ensure the development of archaeological information that is useful and of consistently good quality. Additionally, they provide recommendations and guidance for conducting archaeological investigations in Iowa.

It is important to undertake investigations according to carefully devised research plans that cause minimal harm to the properties while identifying and recovering the most critical and significant data.