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Job Announcements

☛ ISAS is seeking a Field Station Coordinator to lead field station research projects and coordinate with ISAS headquarters staff and contracting agency personnel (More info - Apply online by October 25, 2021)

☛ Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (Artifact Analyst) at the NAGPRA Office, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (More info)

 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

Renew your Membership for 2021
View MAC-sponsored webinar

2021 MAC Executive
Board Election now OPEN!
*MAC members only

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