» Applications now accepted for the Donna C. Roper Research Fund

» 2020 Plains Conference Cancelled

» Renew PAS Membership for 2020!

» Journal News - Call for Papers

» PCI-Archaeology and Manuscript Solicitation

» Temporary Hold on PA Back Issue Requests


Applications now accepted for the Donna C. Roper Research Fund

The PAS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the inaugural round of funding for the Donna C. Roper Research Fund. The fund was established at Donna's request to provide support for students, researchers, and avocational archaeologists conducting archaeological or related research pertaining to Kansas and Nebraska. This year, $4000 has been allocated to fund awards, with award requests anticipated to typically be in the $1000 range. The application deadline is September 30, 2020. Visit the Donna C. Roper Research Fund page for more information.


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.


Renew PAS Membership for 2020!

With the cancellation of the Annual Meeting, it might be easy to overlook membership renewal, but don't miss out on your other member benefits! Renew your Plains Anthropological Society membership today to receive all of the 2020 journals and for access to past issues online!

Renew your membership for 2020 on our Membership page.


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)