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You've found the website for Hawkeye State Archaeological Society. FOR EASY ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE: Be sure to bookmark/save this page to your favorites list. Our site is not coded to auto-refresh, so you will need to click on your browser re-load/refresh button to view updated pages. Newsletter updates will be posted as they are published. Photo files will be updated shortly after each show.

Encourage friends to visit our site, but more importantly, join HSAS and attend the artifact shows! A printable membership form can be found by clicking on the "JOIN US" link at the top or bottom of the page. Click on the flyers below for show information or choose the "SHOWS" link in the navigation bar. With your help, we can see membership and attendance at our shows grow this year.

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A Custom Google Searchbar is found on several site pages. You may enter names/keywords to create a drop down menu. Text and Image results will be available. This searchbar will only search within our site.

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MEMBERS: please consider opting for a "paperless" newsletter. You can sign up at a show to receive an email notifying you that the new issue is available online. (See the membership table or Jim Roberson.)

If you choose to go "paperless", check your inbox for an e-newsletter update reminder shortly before each show or simply visit us on the web. Print subscribers should know that photos are ONLY available to view online.

The "paperless" option only affects HSAS newsletter delivery. You will continue to receive Cental States journals by standard mail.

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HSAS Gear For Sale

Stop by the membership table at Iowa artifact shows to purchase Hawkeye State gear. T-shirts are available in many sizes and colors- $12 each, Hats- $10 each, Pens- $1 each and Patches- $1 each.

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Artifact Show Schedule

Click on the thumbnails below to view an enlarged show flyer!

Yorkville Artifact Show Greenfield Artifact Show Oregon Artifact Show Mount Pleasant Artifact Show Eastern Iowa Artifact Show Starved Rock Artifact Show Sigourney Artifact Show

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Fluted Point Survey Website

Tom Loebel

Thomas Loebel, PhD has launched a fluted point survey website. You can visit his site through this link: Illinois and Wisconsin Fluted Point Survey

A link image will be located on the Newsletter links sidebar for the duration of the project.

Note: You may also be able to connect with Tom at various artifact shows. Please check with him to verify his attendance.

As collectors, you may be able to contribute valuable data for Tom's study.

The information gathered during this survey is an attempt to synthesize information that is rare and dispersed across many different collections. It is important to gather this information together in order to get the bigger picture of how humans were adapting to this region at the end of the ice age. This can only be accomplished through your cooperation and continued dedication to archaeology.

Possession of artifacts is not the question here. Recording the information and what they can tell us is.

Specific site locations will remain confidential. However, I do encourage that sites be reported to the state where they will be assigned a number and given at least minimal protection from possible future disturbances.

If you have any Fluted Points in your collection, broken or whole, or know of someone who does, please contact me.

Thomas Loebel, PhD

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