» ARARA Student Research Awards

» 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?


ARARA Student Research Awards

The American Rock Art Research Association is now accepting applications for all levels of student research awards. These awards are for students who are focused on or associated with rock art research. More information can be found at https://arara.wildapricot.org/Student-Research-Awards. Applications are due by January 20, 2023.

Undergraduate: Not to Exceed $500

Masters: Not to Exceed $1500

PhD: Not to Exceed $2500


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 me (editor@plainsanthropologicalsociety.org).  I will be at the Plains conference in Oklahoma City, and you can also talk to me there.  

Bill Billeck, Editor, Plains Anthropologist 


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:

https://scholarlypress.si.edu/store/new-releases/handbook-north-american-indians-volume-1-introduct/


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.