The publishing committee of the Hawkeye State Archaeology Society has recently published a new book of photographs documenting prehistoric artifacts found in Iowa. Muscatine resident Jim Roberson has been active with the group since 1983 and edits their quarterly newsletter.

Roberson collaborated with other society members to publish the pictorial volume titled Prehistoric Artifacts of Iowa. The content includes colorful photographs of Indian artifacts found all across Iowa. It also includes related articles by professionals in the field.

“We published 500 copies and quickly sold over 100 books at our recent show in Sigourney,” Roberson said. “Feedback has been very positive.” The Society’s next show will be Sunday, September from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Roberts Memorial building in Keosauqua. For more information, contact Roberson at [email protected]

Visitors to the Friends’ of the Old Barn Second Saturday Open House on August 12 will be able to view the book. Roberson will be there from 11:00 am. to 2:00 p.m. to greet readers and discuss the book’s contents, which includes significant information from the Muscatine area.