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Annual Meeting

The 80th Plains Anthropological Conference will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota - October 18th-21st, 2023


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


» Ken Kvamme public lecture this weekend, March 26th (in person and online)

» Back issue orders of the Plains Anthropologist on hold

» New Board Members and Committee Assignments

» Fern Swenson and Kent Buehler - the 2022 PAS Distinguished Service Award Recipients

» 2022 Native American Student Award Recipients

» Student Paper Award Winners 2022

» Student Poster Competition Winners 2022

» Call for Papers - Plains Anthropologist

» Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 1: Introduction now available

» Difficulty with Online Journal Access?

Job Postings

» Archaeologist/Laboratory Director | Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. (Open until filled)

» Field Archaeologists Wanted for Phase III Data Recovery Excavations in Des Moines, Iowa | Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. (Open until filled)

» Research Archaeologist | Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (Closes March 10 24, 2023)

» Asst/Assoc Curator of Archaeology & Professor of Anthropology | The University of Kansas (Application review begins March 3, 2023)

» Canada Research Chair - Community-Engaged Plains Archaeology | University of Saskatchewan (Application review begins January 16, 2023)

» Blackwater Draw Collections Specialist | Eastern New Mexico University (Open until filled)

Plains Anthropology In the News

 Construction uncovers the history of Austin State Hospital

 'It's Meant Everything': Tomahawk of Chief Standing Bear Returned from Harvard's Peabody Museum to Ponca Tribe

 Reveling in relics: Excavation continues at Willow Springs this summer

 Uncovering the history of Bloomingdale

 History comes alive for students at Sturgis preservation area

 At Texas Archaeological Site, Mavericks Dig Up History

 Multicultural dig resumes at Fort Benton in Montana

 'Keeping the story relevant': former Dearfield town site shows signs of reopening

 Search dogs indicate possible site of lost Genoa Indian School cemetery

 This 12-000-Year-Old Wyoming Quarry could be North America's Oldest Mine

 OU, OAS to team in archaeological research

 Archaeological Sites provide window to Nebraska's past