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Job Announcements

Fixed-term position in Archaeology at Minnesota State University Moorhead (Apply online by March 10, 2021)

Illinois State Museum is seeking for a Digital Assets Manager (More info)

 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

 Wapsie Valley Archaeology, Inc. is seeking a professional Archaeologist

Principal Investigator with Commonwealth Heritage Group

News & Updates

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Council for Minnesota Archaeology Symposium (Virtual) Preliminary Schedule and Registration (More info PDF - Register Here)

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).

☛ 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)

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