Meet others who share your passion for the past! Plan your calendar! July 2015   Jul 12 - Archaeology of Whiteface Reservoir - Legacy Arch talks at Boulder Lake Learning Center (see below) Jul 24 & 25 - Archaeology Dig at Fish Lake, Maplewood Nature Center (see below). Jul 30 to Aug 3 - Excavations at Swede Hollow Site in St. Paul - volunteers are needed to help (see below) August 2015 Aug 2 - Archaeology of Island Lake & Boulder Lake Reservoir - Legacy Arch talks at Boulder Lake Center (see below) Aug 4 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend!  Aug 4 - Archaeology Day Camp at Stearns History Museum (see below) Aug 6 to Aug 10 - Excavations at Swede Hollow Site in St. Paul - volunteers are needed to help (see below) Aug 7 & 8 - Copper  & Culture Conference, Houghton, MI (see below) September 2015 Sep 1 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend!    Upcoming MAS Meetings: Aug 4 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Sep 1 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Oct 6 -  MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Upcoming Northern Lake Archaeological Society Meetings: Most NLAS meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (Sept - May).  Meetings are held at the Superior Public Library (1530 Tower Aver, Superior WI) from 7-8:30 pm unless otherwise noted. All meeting are free and open to the public.  For more information, call Duluth Archaeology Center at 218/624-5489 or email or visit Other Upcoming Events: Aug 2, Sep 13 (All on Sundays) - The series of Legacy Achaeology presentations will again be offered this summer courtesy of Minnesota Power, who sponsors the series. All presentations will be at the Boulder Lake Environmental Leaning Center out on Boulder Lake Reservoir.  The presentations will be from 1-3 pm and very informal; anyone wishing to jump in with relevant info is welcome. If you have artifacts that you would like identified, please bring them!!  For questions - please contact Sue Mulholland at  Boulder Lake Environmental Center - ( July 24 & 25 - Archaeology Dig at Fish Creek (Ages 14+ w/Adult) at Fish Creek Preserve, Maplewood Nature Center. FRIDAY, JULY 24, 10:00AM-3:00PM – FIELD DAY 1, SATURDAY, JULY 25, 10:00AM-3:00PM – FIELD DAY 2.  Sign up for one day or two days. (Rain dates July 31 & August 1st ).  Assist Archaeologist Jeremy Nienow in an archeological dig at the Fish Creek Preserve. On Field Day 1, we’ll do shovel tests to determine the western boundary of this archeological site. On Field Day 2 we’ll excavate a 1 meter square pit to search for artifacts. Participants must be able to stoop, use a shovel, and be outdoors for the full 5-hour session. Be prepared to get dirty -- wear old clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring a lunch and water bottle. This program is presented by Maplewood Area Historical Society, Ramsey County Historical Society, and the City of Maplewood. Register by July 21. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Maximum 12 people.  Jul 30 - Aug 3,  Aug 6 -10, 2015 - Volunteers are needed to help excavate at Swede Hollow in St. Paul. This project is a historic site and involves a combination of historical research, archaeological excavation, and public engagement. Experienced volunteers are needed to complete the archaeology crew.  A crew of at least 6 volunteers is needed for both weeks. Volunteers are required to have a field school. Experience with historic sites is preferred. We will be inviting the public to participate both Fridays and Saturdays during these weeks.  Anyone interested should contact Kelly Wolf at and Stefanie Kowalczyk at Please include what days/weeks you are available to help. We may request a resume/CV and at least one reference. Aug 4 - Archaeology Day Camp - Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, along with St. Cloud State University Archaeologists will host an Archaeology Day Camp for children, ages 7-12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday August 4, 2105, at the museum. Cost is $25 and limited to 40 campers. To register or for information, call Nicole at the museum (320) 253-8424 or e-mail -  Aug 7 & 8 - Copper & Culture Conference on Prehistoric Metal Working in the Lake Superior Region.  This is a coming together of Archeologists, Native Americans, Geologists, Artifact Collectors & the interested public. Speakers include Bill Rose, Larry & David Furo, David (Buck) Peterson, Ritchie Brown, Bill Haller, Dr. David Pompeani, Bob Wheeler, Seth DePasqual, Jim Paquette, Monette Bebow-Reinhard, Don Spohn and Dr. Thomas Pleger. A light meal will be available both days.  For more information see Sep 24, 2015 - David L. Peterson will lecture on "Prehistory of the Eurasian Steppes”. The AIA-MN event is at 6:00pm in the Davis Lecture Hall (Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center), Macalester College.  More info at Oct 14-17,  2015 - 73rd Plains Anthropological Conference will be held in Iowa City, Iowa. More information to follow. Oct 17, 2015 - International Archaeology Day is a celebration of Archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Each October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. For further information, go to Nov 5-8, 2015 - Midwest Archaeological Conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More information to follow.  Made with Xara Web Designer MAS Events and Meetings Last Updated: 29 Jul 15 Comments to Webmaster