The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) has released its Annual Report, a summary of activities undertaken by the OSA for the 2014 fiscal year. Anfinson also includes overviews of other archeological activities across the state.
The annual Gopher Sate Artifact Show will be held at the Steel County History Center in Owatonna on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 9am to 3pm. The event is open to the public. There is usually a small admission fee and if you have an artifact you would like to have identified there will be lots of experts on hand to offer an opinion. This is also an opportunity to get a sense of the rich archaeological history of the region. The Steel County History Center is a great place for a show like this with lots of natural light. Click here to download an event flyer with additional information.
The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) at La Crosse, Wisconsin is hosting an artifact show at the Valley View Mall next Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Check out this flyer for more information.
I just received a reminder from the folks organizing the upcoming lithic materials workshop see below:
Hello, everyone–This is just a reminder about the Lithic Materials Workshop. If you want to give a paper or poster, have a display, bring materials to the lithic exchange, attend the Friday night reception or Saturday lunch, please complete the online survey by next Friday, February 14, to help us with our planning.
The survey is located at: https://uwlacrosse.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_54uPFPxe8LBxLsV
We hope to see you there!
Fri., February 28, 1:00-5:00 pm and
Sat., March 1, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
UW-La Crosse, Cartwright Ctr, 337 & 339
This event is free and open to the public!
What is it? This free, two-day event is an informal workshop featuring posters, papers, displays, and a lithic material exchange, with plenty of time to talk.
Who’s invited? Everyone interested in regional lithics and lithic raw materials-archaeologists, collectors, flintknappers, students, or anyone else who likes to discuss rocks and how they were used.
Presentations, posters and displays: Scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. There will be plenty of time to talk, and we encourage participants to bring materials to show and discuss.
Lithic materials exchange: Saturday afternoon we’ll have a lithic material exchange so people can view and trade samples of raw materials.
For additional information, and updates: http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/Lithic.htm
The Gopher State Archeological Society will host its annual Artifact Show at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna, Minnesota on Saturday, March 30, from 9 am to 3 pm. The Steel County History Center is located at 1448 Austin Road, on the southeast corner of the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for a flyer.