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

» Native American Student Award Winner Announced - Maura Fournier

» Two Recipients for the Donna C. Roper Research Award - Carlton Gover and Steven Keehner

» New Board Members and Committee Assignments 

» 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


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

For exceptional and dedicated service to Great Plains teaching, scholarship, rock art preservation, and historic resource management, and for his service to the Plains Anthropological Society, the PAS Board of Directors is honored to present the 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Lawrence L. Loendorf. Congratulations Larry, and thanks for all you have done for Plains anthropology!

A full announcement detailing Larry's service and five decade+ career will be published in the February 2021 issue of Plains Anthropologist.


Native American Student Award Winner Announced - Maura Fournier

Maura Fournier (Métis) is currently completing a four-year Honors Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg.


Two Recipients for the Donna C. Roper Research Award - Carlton Gover and Steven Keehner

Carlton Gover (University of Colorado, Boulder) - "Re-dating the Tahaksu Site (25MK15) Using Donna C. Roper's Chronometric Hygiene Protocol"

Steven Keehner (University of Iowa) - "AMS Dating the Perry (14JF315) and Infinity (14MY305) Sites"


New Board Members and Committee Assignments

Welcome to our three newly elected Board of Directors members!

  • Nancy Arendt (Kansas Anthropological Association)
  • Alison Hadley (Texas A&M International University)
  • David Posthumus (University of South Dakota)

Thanks to outgoing board members Wendi Field Murray and Cherie Haury-Artz for their contributions over the past three years. Also thanks to Mary Adair for her service as President, and her continuing on as President-elect!


The Board of Directors page will be updated with new committee assignments soon!


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!


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