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Annual Meeting

The 79th Plains Anthropological Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, October 12th-15th, 2022


Information for authors, current and back issues, and online access.


» Renew your PAS Membership for 2022!

» New Board Members and Committee Assignments

» Congratulations to Mary Adair - the 2021 PAS Distinguished Service Award Recipient

» 2021 Native American Student Award Winner Announced - Joni Tobacco

» Two Recipients for the 2021 Donna C. Roper Research Award - Ariana Thomas and Jack Hofman

» Student Paper Award Winners 2021 - Clifford White and Rachel Thimmig

Job Postings

»  Lead Archeologist - Research Associate | Kansas State University (Open Until Filled, Application review begins February 15, 2022)

»  Senior Archaeologist | South Dakota Historical Society - Archaeological Research Center (Applications due February 4, 2022)

»  Staff Archaeologist | South Dakota Historical Society - Archaeological Research Center (Applications due February 7, 2022)

»  Review and Compliance Archeologist | South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (Applications due February 11, 2022)

»  Assistant Professor - Department of Anthropology | Appalachian State University (Application review begins January 28, 2022)

»  Assistant Professor in Archaeology | Northern Arizona University (Open Until Filled, Application review begins January 5, 2022)

»  Archaeologist I/Archaeologist II | Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Open Until Filled, Application review begins December 15, 2021)

»  Fellowship Opportunity - Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI) | Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) (Applications due January 20, 2022)

»  Senior Project Manager - Cultural Resources | SWCA Environmental Consultants (Open Until Filled)

»  Digital Assets Manager | Illinois State Museum (Open Until Filled)

Plains Anthropology In the News

 Ancient coffeetrees discovered at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

 A Cave with ancient drawings has been sold, but not to the tribe that hoped to buy it (Article about Picture Cave in MO)

 Geophysical survey team investigating Fort Scott National Historic Site

 Tulsa to reinter bodies exhumed as part of Tulsa Race Massacre investigation

 Dearfield was a Booming Black Community a Century Ago. Now There's a Renewed Push to Preserve the Ghost Town that Remains.

 Archaeologists to research labor camps at historic railroad site in Sioux City

 Archaeology dig near Tie Siding yields extensive artifacts

 Archaeologists surveyed Brown v. Board site for next year's field excavations. Here is what they hope to find.

 To find answers about the 1921 race massacre, Tulsa digs up its painful past.

 New Method May Help Find Ancient Artifacts in Wyoming