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Gopher State Artifact Show

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Gopher state 001 web Gopher State Artifact ShowThe 2017 Gopher State artifact show will be held this coming Saturday March 25 from 9am to 3pm at the Steele County History Center, Owatonna, Minnesota, located at 1448 Austin Road, on the southeast corner of the Steele County Fair Grounds.  This year the Science Museum of MN will be at the show to promote the archaeological survey of Dakota County, so any one with artifacts from Dakota County is encouraged to bring them to the show.  The event is open to the public and offers an opportunity to see the regions private artifact collections.

 

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Recent Losses

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The archaeological community was saddened by the recent passing of two long time Minnesota archaeologists.  Doug Birk whose work focused on the European Colonial period in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  Doug was an expert on the fur trade and early European exploration.   And Steven Mulholland who focused on northern Minnesota archaeology.  Steve’s expertise was in lithic analysis and toolstone identification, particularly in northeastern Minnesota.  Steve was also a recent past president of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology.  A copy of Doug’s obituary can be found here: http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Birk-obituary-web.pdf   A copy of Steve’s obituary here:  http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Stephen-Obiturary-web.pdf  

Our condolences to their families.

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2017 Lake Superior Basin Conference

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The annual Lake Superior Basin Workshop will be held March 17 and 18, 2017 in the Heritage Center at Grand Portage National Monument (https://www.nps.gov/grpo/index.htm ).  The address is 170 Mile Creek Road, Grand Portage, Minnesota.  The event will run from 9 am to 5 pm both Friday (17) and Saturday (18).  The core of the Workshop is one-on-one or small group discussions on artifacts, sites and other archeological topics.  A congenial atmosphere to share information and ask questions.  The event is free and open to the public. Download the event flyer here:  http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Sup-workshop.pdf

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CMA 2017 Conference Program

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The Council for Minnesota Archeology Conference program has been released.  The Conference is being held later this week, February 24 and February 25, 2017 at Anderson Center, on Hamline University. 

Follow this link for a copy of the schedule. http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-CMA-Conference-program-web.pdf

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Flint Knapping Event

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knapping kit Flint Knapping EventThis coming Saturday, January 14, 2017 there will be a flint knapping event at the Belle Plaine Public Library, 125 West Main Street in Belle Plaine, Minnesota during regular library hours, 10 am to 2 pm.  Stop in and see how stone tools are made.

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CMA Call for Papers

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The Council for Minnesota Archaeology (CMA) is soliciting papers or posters to be presented at a two-day symposium on current archaeological research in the Upper Midwest. Papers on all regional subjects are welcomed from academics, cultural resource management archaeologists and stakeholders.  The conference will be held February 24 and 25, 2017 at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Abstracts no more than 200 words in length are due no later than January 20th, 2017.  Follow this link for additional informationhttp://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-CMA-Call-for-Papers.pdf