Call For Papers for the 2018 MAS meeting!
Abstracts are being accepted through Friday, March 30, 2018 or until the program is full, whichever comes first. E-mail abstracts to MAS President, Weber Greiser firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAS Conservation Committee is looking for proposals for 2018, please send all proposals to Doug Melton email@example.com by March 1st.
Radio Carbon Date Raffle!
Need a Date? Join Beta Analytic’s Raffle
We are inviting all undergrad and postgrad students who need radiocarbon dating to join our raffle. We are giving away five (5) AMS dates worth US$595 each. The raffle is open to all students in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. We will select one winner per region.
To join the raffle, please fill out the form found in our raffle page which requires a description of your research that needs AMS dating. Winners are required to show proof of enrollment for any semester in 2018. For details, please visit https://www.radiocarbon.com/raffle.htm
Ice Patch Archaeology in the Greater Yellowstone
Archaeological resources emerging from retreating ice patches can capture public interest and integrate education about archaeology and Native American cultures with ancient and modern climate change. This new video provides an overview of archaeological materials found in ice patches in the Greater Yellowstone region and the effects of climate change on them. This work began in 2005 with support from the USDA Forest Service's Custer-Gallatin National Forest Heritage Program and the Region 1 Heritage Stewardship Enhancement (HSE) Program, and the video was made by Montana PBS and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) with support from the HSE Program. The target audience includes all of the citizens of Montana, but it will be of interest to all of the citizens of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem / Greater Yellowstone Area (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming) as well as to people living elsewhere in the Rocky Mountains or other areas with alpine snow and ice in North America and around the world.
All you archaeology types reading this we have a favor to ask of you. Several of us are developing a ‘table top’ book on looting and would like images of the kinds of thing you have seen too much of. We don’t need a lot of text –state, county, agency, and time period(s) represented and kind of artifacts probably taken might be enough in most cases. Please include who to give photo credit to and if it is state or federal property. If we use the photos and need more info we can get back to you. Think of the ‘best’ looting photos you want to share to emphasize the problems we face. Please send to my Florida Archaeological Preservation Association email account: firstname.lastname@example.org and, by all means, check out our webpage floridaapa.com and see us on facebook.
Thank you for your consideration in this troubling matter. Glen H. Doran
Making Archaeology Public Project The National Historic Preservation Act in Big Sky Country shares a story of two fascinating archaeological sites that essentially bookend 10,000 + years of human habitation in the Big Sky Country that we know today as Montana. The Montana Archaeological Society in concert with the Montana Department of Transpiration, Montana State Office of the Bureau of Land Management, and the Montana State Historic Preservation Office worked with Montana PBS to produce the video in honor of the amazing archaeology identified and saved by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. View the video!
--We Want Your Old MAS Newsletters!!-- The MAS needs your help to fill out its archive with the various newsletters, e.g., Shovel and Trowel, etc., that have been produced sporadically through the years. If you have one (or some) in your possession, please consider doing one of the following:
1) bring them to the Montana Archaeology society meeting this April so they can be scanned;
2) scan them and email them to email@example.com
This call is especially important to our long term members. If you know of someone who might have an archive squirreled away, please let them know about this request.
Montana Paleoindian Artifact Recording Project: A Call For Data
Please help us to systematically record information about Montana Paleoindian artifacts, to contribute to a continent-wide database. Such projects are underway in many states, provinces, and parishes throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico (Anderson 1990a, Anderson et al. 2009), and are an extremely important source of information about the early human settlement of the Americas. We need to get Montana on the map!