» 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?
Ken Kvamme public lecture on March 26th
The State Historical Society of North Dakota hosts Ken Kvamme this weekend for a public lecture. The talk will be in person and online. https://www.facebook.com/events/981266369870080/?ref=newsfeed.
Back issue orders of the Plains Anthropologist on hold
Orders for back issues of the Plains Anthropologist are currently unavailable through March 20, 2023.
Members receive full access to all past issues of Plains Anthropologist online as a benefit of membership. Visit the online journal access page for more information.
New Board Members and Committee Assignments
Welcome to our three newly elected Board of Directors members!
- Carlton Shield Chief Gover (Indiana University)
- Veronica Mraz (Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist)
- Cody Newton (SWCA Environmental Consultants)
Thanks to outgoing board members Kelly Pool, Brandi Bethke, and Richard Meyers for their contributions over the past three years (with Kelly Pool remaining on the board as Past President).
The Board of Directors page has been updated with new committee assignments!
Fern Swenson and Kent Buehler - the 2022 PAS Distinguished Service Award Recipients
For dedicated service to Great Plains anthropology, the PAS Board of Directors was honored to present the 2022 Distinguished Service Award to Kent Buehler and Fern Swenson on October 14, 2022 at the 79th Annual Plains Conference in Oklahoma City, OK.
Full announcements detailing Fern and Kent's contributions to the field will be published in an upcoming issue of Plains Anthropologist.
2022 Native American Student Award Recipients
This year's Native American Student Award Recipients are Colby Dean at University of Oklahoma, Seneca-Cayuga; Abigail Gallardo at UCLA, Tunica-Biloxi; Robbyn McKellop, Wichita State University, Muskogee; Chance Ward, University of Colorado, Cheyenne River Sioux; and Makayla Williams, Augustana University, Cherokee. Congrats to you all!
Student Paper Award Winners 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 Student Paper Award Winners from the 79th Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, OK! The award is a cash payment of $300 to undergraduates and $400 to graduate students. The winners were announced at the conference banquet, to which all competition participations received a complimentary ticket.
Undergraduate: Robert J. Madden (Colorado State University) - Morphological Comparison of Prehistoric Colorado "Gaming Pieces" to Historic Native American Dice
Graduate: Caitlin Calvert (Metropolitan State University of Denver) - Prehistoric Occupation in an area of the Colorado Piedmont as seen through Survey at Cherokee Ranch
Student Poster Competition Winners 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 Student Poster Competition Winners from the 79th Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, OK! The award is a cash payment of $200 to undergraduates and $300 to graduate students.
Undergraduate: Caden P. Hooker, Aleah Kuhr, Bryn Sullivan, Kelsy Kreikemeier, and Spencer Little (Center for Mountains and Plains Archaeology) - Of Rarified Air and Form: A Recently Recorded Ceramic Vessel from Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Graduate: Abigail E. Fisher (Southern Methodist University) - Dog diet as a tool to assess forager response to farmers on the northern Plains: stable isotope analysis data
Call for Papers - Plains Anthropologist
Article/report submissions to Plains Anthropologist have been extraordinarily low over the past year and new submissions are very much needed to get the journal back on its publication schedule. This is a great time to submit your research and have it published quickly. If you have previously submitted an article/report that’s already been peer reviewed and you have not yet resubmitted it, please consider making the revisions. If you have questions about the suitability of an article/report for Plains Anthropologist, please contact Bill Billeck, Editor, Plains Anthropologist (email@example.com).
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 1: Introduction now available
The Introduction volume for the Handbook of North American Indians has been published and is available free download or for purchase as a hard copy. Earlier published volumes of the handbook are only available as hard copies. The link for the free download is:
Difficulty with Online Journal Access?
We have received reports from members about not being able to access the Plains Anthropologist on the Taylor & Francis website, via our journal access portal. We are working on a resolution.