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The SCA is dedicated to the research, conservation, understanding, and interpretation of the Golden State’s archaeological resources. Full and adjunct members combined, recent membership has ranged between 1,200-1,500 annually, with a core membership of professional historical and prehistoric archaeologists numbering around 800 individuals. Our web site provides job links, membership information, by-laws, information on publications, and a growing body of research and education content.
Plains Anthropology and Archaeology
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The Head-Smashed-In site is perhaps one of the most interesting buffalo jump sites in the Americas. Information on the ethnohistoric context, geomorphology, and archaeological excavations is presented. Detailed text is supplemented by graphics.
Manitoba Heritage Network is a comprehensive overview of Manitoba's culture history.
Manitoba Archaeological Society website.
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society offers information on the Society and its programs and activities. The SAS's library holdings are accessible via the web site, and an outline of Saskatchewan prehistory and the major artifact, feature and site types is presented, as well as information on educational resources, special and regular publications for sale, and recommended Guidelines for Visiting Archaeological Sites.
The Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation provides links to Colorado historic sites including Crow Canyon and Mesa Verde. The Stone Age Fair in Loveland, Colorado holds an annual meeting. The Colorado Archaeological Society publishes Southwestern Lore and holds monthly chapter meetings across the state and an annual society meeting in the fall. The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists holds and annual meeting in the spring.
The Office of the State Archaeologist(OSA) provides primarily textual information on Iowa's cultural heritage, including detailed prehistoric culture history overviews. The site also provides an extensive list of links to regional archaeology. OSA, in conjunction with the University of Iowa Anthropology Department, provides an Oneota Archaeology web page. Further information is available at the Oneota webpage.
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kansas offers information on the museum's large ethnographic and archaeological collections, including searchable databases.
The Professional Archaeologists of Kansas, a not for profit organization, encourages and facilitates communication among all interested in the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage of Kansas. The PAK promotes the importance of archaeology to the general public through various means, one of which is the production and distribution of an archaeology month poster and associated educational materials.
The Institute for Minnesota Archaeology From Site to Story web project is a very informative introduction to the paleoenvironments and archaeology of several Minnesota localities. The Minnesota Historical Society's Window to the Past provides information on topics including rock art, industrial archaeology, fur trade research, and biographies of important Minnesota archaeologists.
Minnesota Field Notes updated regularly by assistant state archaeologist, Bruce Koenen
The Missouri Archaeological Society web site has a summary of Missouri archaeology, including drawings of representative projectile points.
The National Park Service provides a link to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument with extensive information on history, excavations, artifacts, and fire-arms. Montana Archaeological Society information can be found at their website. Find information about Pictograph Cave State Park here.
The Archeology Division of the Nebraska Historical Society provides a time line of Nebraska prehistory. The National Park Service's Midwest Archeological Center web site has information on archaeological studies at Fort Union and the Little Bighorn Battlefield, a guide to nineteenth century bottles, and a River Basin Surveys photo gallery.
The web page for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site includes an online tour of a reconstructed earthlodge, a teacher's guide for public education, and a historic and prehistoric overview of the site. The Midwest Archaeological Center provides a link to the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site with information about the fort's history and an excavation photo gallery.
Founded in May 1980, the North Dakota Archaeological Association (NDAA) is a non-profit organization, including professional archaeologists and non-professional enthusiasts. Membership is open to all who ascribe to the objectives of the association. A NDAA membership includes a quarterly newsletter, an annual spring meeting, and periodic lectures and fieldtrips. Meetings are held throughout the state. Meetings typically consist of presentations, workshops, and/or guided tours of archaeological and historical sites. The NDAA website is http://www.ndarchaeology.org/ and find the organization on Facebook.
The Division of Archaeology at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History offers information on the history of archaeological research in Oklahoma from beginnings in 1916 through the WPA era of the 1930s to the present., illustrated with photographs of excavations and artifacts. Richard Drass' home page has an overview of the Plains Village complexes of the Southern Plains in Oklahoma and Texas. The Oklahoma Archeological Survey website has information about sites in Oklahoma and an archaeological dig game for students. The Oklahoma Anthropological Society website can be found here.
The South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center contains information on some archaeological sites in South Dakota including a link to recent excavation projects. There are links to an artifact image archive with basic information and graphics on archaeological artifacts such as stone tools and pottery. The Augustana College Archaeology Laboratoryweb site provides basic site information, including images of artifacts from sites including the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, the Ray Long site, the Blood Run site, the Lange-Ferguson site, the Indian School Village site, and information about the National Historic Landmark nominated sites in the Middle Missouri subarea.
The Texas Beyond History site is produced by the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Archeological Society. This virtual museum showcases some of the state's most significant prehistoric sites, including Bonfire Shelter, the Gault site, Harrell site, and Lubbock Lake as well as historic sites such as those pertaining to the Plains Indian/U.S. Military Red River Wars.
The Southern Texas Archaeological Association, www.staa.org, is a regional scientific and educational organization for individuals and groups interested in the archaeology, ethnohistory and prehistory of south-central and southern Texas.
The Courson Research Center www.coursonarchresearch.com is a non-profit research entity that studies the full range of prehistoric and historic period societies that inhabited the Southern Plains and adjoining regions prior to Euroamerican settlement. With this broad range of interests, which spans early Holocene foragers to Anglo buffalo hunters of the late 1870's, we are interested in understanding the variability and continuity underlying adaptations to the region.
Our research is multidisciplinary in scope and involves archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, historic archival work, and experimental studies. Courson Archaeological Research is unique in that we are privately funded and our research staff consists of both professionally trained employees and enthusiastic avocational volunteers. Together we work cooperatively to advance our knowledge of the peoples who lived here before us.
The Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center provides excellent materials on the prehistory of Wisconsin. The materials range from professional reports to materials for public education. This web site is in many ways a model for presenting materials of use to both avocational and professional archaeologists, with text at different level, and good use of graphics.
The Vore Buffalo Jump offers site description, photos, and a history of excavations.
This series of links originated from the "PlainsWeb" created by Larry J. Zimmerman and Shesh Mathur at the University of Iowa Department of Anthropology and modified later by Joe Artz, Geographic Information Coordinator in the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa.