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Association of Iowa Archaeologists Guidelines

Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Iowa

Six pdf files comprise these guidelines. Hyperlinks launch each pdf in its own window or tab

Table of Contents  
Section 1 Scope and authority
Section 2 Kinds of cultural resources and investigations
Section 3  Levels of archaeological investigation
Section 4  Laws and regulations
Section 5  Example documents

 Feel free to download and keep as a reference.

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.