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Job Announcements

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

Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) Prairie Research Institute is seeking a Research Zooarchaeologist (More info - Apply online by May 18, 2021)

Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) Prairie Research Institute is seeking a Bioarchaeologist (More info - Apply online by June 8, 2021)

Two graduate students are wanted for paid internships for summer 2021 with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (PDF flyer) - Apply by Monday, May 17, 2021)

State Archaeologist position is open in Wisconsin (More info - Apply by May 11, 2021)

Ball State University is hiring several on-call temporary Archaeological Crew Chiefs (More info - Apply online) and Archaeological Technicians (More info - Apply online) for upcoming fieldwork projects. Apply by April 15, 2021.

Metric Environmental is seeking Staff Archaeologist (More info) and Architectural Historian Field Supervisor (More info) positions in Indianapolis office

Western Illinois University is seeking an Instructor of Anthropology (Archaeology) (More info - Apply by April 22, 2021)

University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research Office of the State Archaeologist (Iowa OSA) is seeking a Research Collection Director (More info - Apply online by April 30 May 13,2021)

University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Office of State Archaeology (More info - Apply online by May 1, 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

Renew your Membership for 2021
View MAC-sponsored webinar

Tell us your thoughts about the 2021 MAC Annual Meeting (5 question poll). Poll will be open through May 7, 2021.

Announcing 2021 Summer Field School with Southern Illinois  University Carbondale (More info - Apply by May 10, 2021)

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

2021 MAC Sponsored Symposium Call For Proposals (More info)

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