» Call for Nominations - Distinguished Service Award - due May 15, 2021
» Call for Nominations - PAS Board of Directors - due May 15, 2021
» Save the Date! 78th Annual Plains Conference planned for November 10-13, 2021 in Boulder, CO!
» Plains Anthropologist Back Issue Requests
» 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
» Journal News - Call for Papers
Call for Nominations - Distinguished Service Award - due May 15, 2021
Call for Nominations - PAS Board of Directors - due May 15, 2021
Save the Date! 78th Annual Plains Conference planned for November 10-13, 2021 in Boulder, CO!
It's official! Conference organizer Douglas Bamforth and the PAS Board are busy making plans for an in-person conference in Boulder, CO, November 10-13, 2021! Hotel reservations can now be made at the conference rate - visit the hotel links on the Conference page for more information. Check back for updates as plans are finalized!
Plains Anthropologist Back Issue Requests
We are again able to fill requests for physical copies of Plains Anthropologist back issues! We appreciate your understanding of the delay caused by Covid-19 restrictions. Issues printed through 2013 can be ordered, subject to availability - visit our Back Issues page for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com with questions.
Journal News - Call for Papers
It is always 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/.