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Annual Meeting

Register now for the 78th Annual Plains Conference in Boulder, Colorado, November 10-13, 2021!


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


» Conference Registration is now open!

» Plains Anthropologist Editor Changes

» Save the Date! 78th Annual Plains Conference planned for November 10-13, 2021 in Boulder, CO!

» Plains Anthropologist Back Issue Requests 

» Congratulations to Lawrence L. "Larry" Loendorf - the 2020 PAS Distinguished Service Award Recipient

» Native American Student Award Winner Announced - Maura Fournier

Job Postings

»  Cultural Resource Seasonal Technician - ERO Resources Corporation (Applications due October 29, 2021)

»  Research Associate/Postdoc - Michigan State University (Application review begins November 15, 2021)

»  Field Station Coordinator - Illinois State Archaeological Survey (Applications due October 25, 2021)

»  Archaeology Collections Manager - Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas (Application Review begins September 27, 2021)

»  Archeologist/GIS Support - Kansas State University-Ft. Riley Kansas (Open Until Filled)

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

»  Principal Investigator - Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (Open Until Filled)

Plains Anthropology In the News

 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