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Job Announcements

☛ NAGPRA Coordinator wanted (More info and apply online)

☛ South Dakota State Historical Society is hiring three archaeologists this winter: one Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator (closes Feb. 7, 2022), and two Archaeologist positions (closes Feb. 4, 2022)

☛ The Illinois State Museum has relisted its NAGPRA Collections Assistant position (More info - Apply by January 17, 2022)

☛ Archaeological Technician positions at the Chippewa National Forest for 2022 field season (GS 5 Arch Tech - GS 7 Arch Tech, Crew Leader - More Info)

☛ Temporary one-year NAGPRA Assistant position at Northern Illinois University (More Info - Apply by January 6, 2022)

☛ Illinois Antiquity Editors Sought

☛ ISAS is seeking a Senior Scientific Specialist, Archaeological Collections to work in our central offices in Champaign, IL (More info and Apply Online through Dec 2, 2021)

☛ The Superior National Forest is seeking candidates to join our archaeological field crew for the 2022 field season (Flyer PDF)

☛ Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Great Lakes Archaeology and Indigenous People (More Info and Apply Online)

☛ Assistant Professor of Archaeology, University of South Carolina (Apply by 12/15/2021)

☛ The Joseph Moore Museum has a 1-yr, grant-funded post doc position to work in our legacy Native American collections (More info)

☛ NAGPRA Collections Assistant wanted at Illinois State Museum (More info and Apply Online)

☛ ISAS is seeking a Research Archaeologist to conduct and supervise field archaeological investigations and analysis projects.  Position will be based in either Jacksonville or Macomb, Illinois. (More info and Apply Online)

☛ Post Doc Position at Earlham College, Joseph Moore Museum (More info)

☛ Research Associate/Postdoc position open at Michigan State University (More info)

☛ The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a qualified Field Director (Apply online)

 Nebraska State Archaeologist position open (More info)

☛ The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office now has 2 Archaeologist vacancies available: Federal Projects Archaeologist and Senior Archaeologist

☛ Archeologist/GIS Support (Research Associate) – Kansas State University-Ft. Riley, Kansas (More info)

The Field Museum has posted an open position for a Repatriation Specialist (More info)

Collection Manager in Archaeology position announcement at the Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas (More info)

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

News & Updates

Membership Renewal for 2022
Is Now OPEN!

☛ The Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI) offers 16 emerging scholars in archaeology and heritage management advanced training in spatial methodologies (More info and online application by January 20, 2022)

☛ 2021 Indiana Archaeology Volume 15 Number 1 is Now Available Online (View PDF)

☛ Congratulations to Bill Green and Don Weir as 2021's Distinguished Career Award recipients!

☛ Midwest Archaeological Conference/University of Notre Dame Press Dissertation Award for 2021 is Dr. Justin Carlson (University of Kentucky)

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)

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

From “Intricate, Tortuous, and Difficult Channel” to “Western Venice:” The Transformation of the St. Clair Maritime Landscape from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries

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