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Job Announcements

☛ Archaeologist position open at Sunwatch Fort Ancient village and museum (More info)

☛ Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology & Archaeology (More info)

The NAGPRA Office at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is recruiting a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher (More info - Apply by July 5, 2021 EXTENDED to August 8, 2021)

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) is seeking an Assistant Director (More info - Apply online by June 11, 2021)

Iowa's Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer position is now posted on the State of Iowa employment portal (Info here)

News & Updates

Renew your Membership for 2021
View MAC-sponsored webinar

ISAS Publications Sales back online!

Student Paper Competition submission information for 2021 annual meeting (More info)

New Videos on Archaeology of Personhood and Soul Concepts of Pre- and Post-contact Indians of the Eastern Woodlands (direct link to videos, full notice with symposium details)

☛ Congratulations to Jane Buikstra and John Richards as 2020's Distinguished Career Award recipients!

☛ Midwest Archaeological Conference/University of Notre Dame Press Dissertation Awards for 2020 are Dr. Kathryn Frederick (Michigan State University) and Dr. Christina Friberg (University of California Santa Barbara).

University of Illinois NAGPRA Update: Moratorium

 MCJA Moves to a New Publisher

 Online guide to “Talking About Race,” designed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (webpage)

MAC member Lynn Goldstein is a recipient of the SAA Lifetime Achievement Award!

☛ Introducing a new book series Midwest Archaeological Perspectives

Recent Theses & Dissertations

Interpreting the Buffalo Lake Locality: Analysis of Projectile Point and Ceramic Assemblages Recovered from Kratz Creek (47MQ39), Neale (47MQ49), and McClaughry (47MQ42) Sites

Temporal Use of Koster Mounds: Functional Morphology, Mortuary Practices, and Paleopathology in the Prehistoric Lower Illinois River Valley

An Examination of Flintlock Components at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Niles, Michigan

Community Identity, Culinary Traditions and Foodways in the Western Great Lakes

A Multiproxy Analysis of Culinary, Technological, and Environmental Interactions in the Northern Great Lakes Region

"This is the Way Things are Run": Land Use on the Grand Portage Reservation During Office of Indian Affairs Occupation, 1854-1930

Stone Tools and Agricultural Communities: Economic, Microwear, and Residue Analyses of Wisconsin Oneota Lithic Assemblages