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Job Announcements

Full-time Archaeologist position open in Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office (More info - Apply by December 20, 2020)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to fill a Project Manager/Principal Investigator position in the UWM-CRM program (More info - Apply online by December 18, 2020)

Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for an Archaeologist for Historic Preservation Section (Apply online by October 27, 2020)

Paid Internship Opportunities at the Field Museum

 Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeological Collections Management wanted by Illinois State Archaeological Survey (Open until filled)

 Missouri State University is looking to hire a new Director for the Center for Archaeological Research (Apply onlineMore info

 Curator wanted for Logan Museum of Anthropology (More info)

 Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group

News & Updates

MAC-sponsored webinar Dec 11

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)

Anthropology PhD program at the University of Notre Dame is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 cycle (Apply by Dec. 1, 2020)

Applications now being accepted for Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI) (Apply online by Jan. 10, 2021)

☛ 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).

☛ Recent passing of two giants in archaeology: W. Raymond Wood on October 2 and George C. “Doc” Frison on September 7, 2020. 

University of Illinois NAGPRA Update: Moratorium

Announcing 7th Grant Cycle for SPARC Funding Dedicated to Promote Geospatial Research in Archaeology

☛ Elizabeth Baldwin (Betsy) Garland obituary (Read here)

 MCJA Moves to a New Publisher

☛ Larry Dean Grantham passed away on June 23, 2020 (Read obituary)

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

Outcomes from the 2019 Geophysics Student Workshop (webpage)

The latest volume of the journal Indiana Archaeology is now available from the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA)

MAC member Lynn Goldstein will be this year's recipient of the SAA Lifetime Achievement Award!

Introducing a new book series Midwest Archaeological Perspectives

Recent Theses & Dissertations

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