Missouri Archaeology Month
September 2016 will be Missouri's eighteenth annual Archaeology Month. Archaeology Month is a state-wide celebration of archaeology held every September. Events include an Annual Fall Symposium and distribution of the Missouri Archaeological Society's educational poster to over 10,000 schools, institutions, and members. The 2016 theme is The Atlatl in Missouri, but we encourage programs on any archaeological topic.
Some suggestions for events are: lecture(s), exhibit(s), film(s), artifact identification workshop(s), field trip(s), etc. You may arrange as many events as you like within the Archaeology Month period.
The MAS office will distribute the finished program listing your event in the next issue of the MAS Quarterly and on the MAS website and Facebook page. Information will also be emailed to the MAS membership and local media. We strongly encourage local chapters to arrange and coordinate Archaeology Month events.
To register an Archaeology Month event, download the planning form.
Request a copy of a poster:
To see images of some of our posters, follow this link; some copies of posters from previous years are still available. To request free copies of Archaeology Month posters, please contact the MAS office. Please note that if you are a nonmember who resides outside of the state of Missouri, you must send $3.50 to cover the cost of materials and postage.
Fall Symposium 2016
Save the Date! The 2016 Fall Symposium will be Saturday, October 1 at Van Meter State Park in Miami, Missouri. The Symposium will feature presentations about atlatls and atlatl weights as well as an atlatl tryout and an experimental archaeology demonstration. More details will be posted here as available.