News & Activities

Please don’t forget to pay your 2019 MAS membership dues. It only takes a few minutes to pay with your credit or debit card if you go to the About Membership page and use the simple PayPal  payment process.

Everyone enjoyed the 2018 field workshop so much that discussions are underway about conducting another fall workshop for MAS members at the same prehistoric site in 2019. A report on the workshop results will be presented at the upcoming annual meeting. Discussions have also begun about a possible historic site spring workshop at the Leelanau County Poor Farm.

The 2019 MAS Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28 in Ionia at the John C. Blanchard House, 253 East Main Street.  The Blanchard House is the Ionia County Historical Society museum.  More details will be posted as they become available.

At the February 17 Michigan Archaeological Society Executive Board Meeting an updated Code of Ethics for Michigan Archaeological Society Members was unanimously approved. To view the updated Code click here.

Time is running out. The deadline for nominating MAS members to receive awards is March 1.  Nominations can be made by any MAS member in good standing. Please see below for details:

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Archaeology Day at the Michigan History Center in Lansing is October 13. Admission is free and parking is free. Be sure to mark your calendar.

For details click here:  Archaeology Day

Two great new books have just been published:

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan – The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of “Ancient Diggings” in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale by John Halsey

Manoomin – The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan by Barbara Barton

For more information click here.

The MAS Facebook page is a great place to stay in touch with what’s happening in archaeology. To visit the MAS Facebook page click here.

MAS local chapters are the best source of up-to-date information about chapter meetings, guest speakers, and local events.  For a menu of links to individual chapter information click here.

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