» PAS Business Meeting - Monday, November 30th 

» Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI) Accepting Applications

» Call for Data - Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey

» Plains Anthropologist Missing Issues - Volume 65 (2020)

» 2020 Plains Conference Cancelled

» Journal News - Call for Papers


PAS Business Meeting - Monday, November 30th 

The annual Plains Anthropological Society Business Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 30th at 4:00 pm CST. Members should have received an email with the Zoom link. If you did not, please reach out to the Webmaster and we will get the invitation sent to you. The 2020 Business Meeting will include announcements for the Distinguished Service Award, the Native American Student Award, and the Donna C. Roper Research Fund award. Visit the Business Meeting page to view the agenda and annual reports. 


Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute Accepting Applications

The Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI), hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas and supported by the National Endowment for Humanities, is accepting applications for its 2021-2022 cohort. SAROI offers advanced training in spatial methodologies for eight Fellows, including access to online training resources, two in-person workshops held during two consecutive summers, and mentorship throughout the fellowship period. SAROI is open to early-career (late-stage PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, non-tenured) scholars in archaeology, heritage management, and closely related fields. Scholars working outside of academia should be less than 5 years from receipt of terminal degree. 

Applications accepted until January 10, 2021, midnight Central Time. More information about SAROI at: https://saroi.cast.uark.edu/.  


Call for Data - Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey

The Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey is in the process of being updated, and the author needs your data! The Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) and the Prehistory and Research Project (PRL) ask for help in updating information for the 4th edition of the TCFPS. Visit the TCFPS webpage for more information and to access the form to be used for recording Clovis fluted points. Contact alan.slade@austin.utexas.edu with questions.


Plains Anthropologist Missing Issues - Volume 65 (2020)

Members, check your mailboxes! The missing February, May, and August 2020 issues of the Plains Anthropologist journal should be arriving soon, if you haven't received them already!


2020 Plains Conference Cancelled

The PAS Board has been monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts of the virus on the health and safety of people worldwide. Unfortunately, we have decided that conditions are just too uncertain to risk the safety of all attendees, and we have cancelled the 2020 Plains Conference in Boulder, Colorado. Read the full announcement on our conference page, with additional information about the 2020 annual awards, business meeting, upcoming board member election, and more.


Journal News - Call for Papers

Despite the delay in delivery of the journal due to COVID-19, now is a good time to submit manuscripts for publication in Plains Anthropologist. The journal accepts articles on general or focused topics, literature reviews that summarize current data and provide fresh perspectives, and reports on investigations of fieldwork and research on collections. Larger works, approximately 100 published pages, can be published as a memoir. Assistance on submission is on the PAS website - Information for Authors. The editor can assist if you have difficulties submitting through Editorial Manager. Turnaround times from submission to publication currently are prompt.


PCI-Archaeology and Manuscript Solicitation

PCI Archaeology, a new system for peer-reviewing academic manuscripts, is now open. From Brad Logan (Recommender), a PCI (Peer Community In) is a "system intended to organise, in a completely transparent way, the peer review process of manuscripts already deposited on preprint servers... a PCI is a community of researchers (called recommenders) who agree to act as associate editors." See Brad's full announcement here or visit the PCI Archaeology website for more information - https://archaeo.peercommunityin.org/.


Temporary Hold on PA Back Issue Requests

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we regret that we cannot fill any requests for back issues of the Plains Anthropologist until further notice. We will attend to requests as soon as our parent institutions allow access to campus facilities. Thanks for your understanding!


New Board Members and Committee Assignments

Welcome to our three newly elected Board of Directors members!

  • Brandi Bethke (Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma)
  • Richard Meyers (Oglala Lakota College)
  • Kelly Pool (Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc.)


Visit the Board of Directors page for an updated list of board members and committee assignments.


2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Plains Anthropological Society recognized two individuals this year for their outstanding lifetime achievement in Plains anthropological research, teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession and the PAS. Congratulations Jack Brink and Raymond Demallie, and thanks for all you have done for Plains anthropology!


A Letter from the Board Regarding Harassment (May 1, 2019)