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University of Northern Iowa - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

UNI Archaeometry

Archaeometry applies a variety of analytical techniques and scientific knowledge to archaeological excavations, materials and surveys. Our research characterizes and interprets the dynamic interrelationships between landscapes and humanity. An understanding of geologic processes and history provides a vital foundation when investigating complex environmental systems.


Lab director – Chad Heinzel Ph.D.
Steve Smith – Lab Technician
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Seeberger Rock Shelter, Jackson County, Iowa

Dry Run Creek


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Western Sicily