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Annual Fall Symposium

Saving the Past for the Future: Archaeology and Preservation in Missouri

In conjunction with Missouri Archaeology Month, the Annual Fall Symposium is held in various locations around Missouri and consists of scientific presentations about archaeology.

Fall Symposium 2017: The Archaic in Missouri

The 2017 Archaeology Month theme is The Archaic in Missouri.

This meeting provides a forum for the exchange of information between avocational and professional archaeologists and is vital in helping the Society promote: (1) the investigation, preservation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic remains in Missouri, (2) a constructive attitude toward these remains, and (3) cooperation between avocational and professional archaeologists.

The MAS will return to our roots for the 2017 Fall Symposium. The Symposium will be October 7 in Columbia, Missouri on the University of Missouri campus.

Morning presentations at the historic, yet newly renovated Swallow Hall (home of the Department of Anthropology since 1967) will be followed by a catered box lunch and a curator-led tour of the new Museum of Anthropology in its bright new space at Mizzou North. The Museum has more artifacts on exhibit than ever before and features Missouri archaeology. You’ll especially want to see the artifacts from Arnold Research Cave, including the oldest open-toed sandal in the world and the atlatl foreshaft with its stone tool attached. The Grayson Archery Collection exhibits have expanded, and the Native American section is larger as well. Visual storage (wall of Mississippian ceramics) allows for more of the collection to be on display and you can see the variation in the pottery. See the special exhibit room and enjoy a guided tour, or wander at your own pace through the Museum of Anthropology.

More details will be in the next MAS Quarterly, registration materials will also be mailed to all members and be available on this page.

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