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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

 

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Minnesota Archaeology Week

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Minnesota Archaeology Week 2016 begins this weekend September 10 and runs through September 18.  Check out the calendar of events at http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Event-Calendar-8-30-16.pdf  Click on the poster above for a closer look.

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Public Archaeology @ Vadnais Lake

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The Shoreview Historical Society and the North Lake Owasso Neighborhood Group are hosting an archaeology event that allows the public to participate in an archaeological survey of Lake Vadnais in Vadnais/Snail Lakes Regional Park.  The goal is to better understand the early history around Lake Vadnais.  Survey up to this point has located two new archaeological sites.  Archaeologist Dr. Jeremy Nienow will lead the archaeological shovel testing survey the weekends of August 27 – 28, September 17 – 18 and September 24 – 25, 2016.  Participants must be able to stoop, use a shovel and be outdoors for the duration of the time you sign up for.  No previous experience is necessary.   A donation of $10 per session is suggested to offset program costs.  Kids and Scouts 12 to 18 are free.  Follow this link for an informational flyer and contact information:   http://mnfieldnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Lake-Vadnais-survey.pdf

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Flintknapping Event

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point 2015b Flintknapping EventOn Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25 the annual flint knappers gathering will be held at the Northwest Company Fur Post near Pine City, Minnesota.   You can watch these skilled artisans make modern versions of ancient stone tools.  This annual event allows flintknappers, archaeologists, and the interested public a chance to see and discuss how stone tools are made.  The event is free but there is an admission fee to the site.  Check out this link for additional information.   http://www.mnhs.org/event/719