One of the best ways to learn about and participate in Montana archaeology is to join the Montana Archaeological Society (MAS), a nonprofit organization founded in 1958 and open to both amateur and professional archaeologists as well as interested individuals. See the membership section of the webiste for more information.
**Passport in Time:
Each year the U.S.D.A. Forest Service sponsors a variety of archaeological and historic preservation field projects in Montana especially for volunteers.
Passport in Time Clearinghouse P.O. Box 31315 Tucson, Arizona 85751-1315 1-800-281-9176
**Montana Site Stewardship Program:
Project Archaeology and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) formed a partnership to develop a Montana Site Stewardship Program.
To become a Montana Site Stewardship volunteer, you must fill out an application and attend a two-day training workshop. Volunteer training includes classroom instruction and fieldwork. To register for an upcoming workshop please contact Crystal Alegria at (406) 994-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Archaeology is an educational organization based at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Project Archaeology is dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. We are a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nation-wide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.
**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! For further information please click here. Point Form
Archaeological sites on public land are protected by state and federal law. Contact one of the above individuals about archaeological discoveries on public lands.
Human remains and burial sites are protected under state law. If you discover human skeletal material, immediately contact your County Coroner, law enforcement and/or call the State Historic Preservation Office (406-444-7715). Information on other Montana archaeologists, including archaeological consultants, can be obtained from the State Historic Preservation Office (406-444-7715) or you may view a list on their website at: http://mhs.mt.gov/shpo/PreservationHelp.asp
Richard E. Hughes, Ph.D., RPA Director, Geochemical Research Laboratory 20 Portola Green Circle Portola Valley, CA 94028-7833 Phone: (650) 851-1410 Specialization is materials characterization, principally volcanic glass (obsidian) "sourcing".