Missouri 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. To see images of some of our past posters, follow this link; some copies of posters from previous years are still available. To request free copies of past Archaeology Month posters, please contact the MAS office. Please note that if you reside outside of the state of Missouri, you must send $3.50 to cover the cost of materials, postage, and handling.
Would you like to submit an event for Missouri Archaeology Month? If so, download this planning form and return to the Society office. The 2013 theme is The Archaeology of Frontiers 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 from September 1–30. For each program, please define the event (presentation, field trip, exhibit, etc.), create a schedule, arrange a meeting space, and arrange for publicity in the form of flyers/radio announcements, etc. The MAS office will distribute the finished program listing your event in the next issue of the MAS Quarterly and on the MAS website. We strongly encourage local chapters to arrange and coordinate Archaeology Month events.
Fall Symposium 2013
The seventeenth annual Fall Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 28th at Fort Osage in Sibley Missouri. The 2013 theme is he Archaeology of Frontiers in Missouri. The symposium will feature presentations about the fur trade, forts, and other contact-period archaeological topics. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Grand Festival of Chez lez Canses at Fort Osage. This annual event allows participants to explore how early French settlers lived at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the late 1700s. Re-enactors will interpret everyday life skills common on the frontier. Artisans will display custom-made objects, both decorative and utilitarian, which were essential to these early settlers.
September 2013 will be Missouri's sixteenth annual Archaeology Month, sponsored by the Missouri Archaeological Society and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.