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Plan your calendar! February 2017 Feb 7 -  MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Feb 17 & 19 -  Cryogenic Knap-In at Hairy Mosquito Trading Company, 21287 Hwy 169, Milaca, MN. Displays, demonstrations, and hands-on-learning opportunities for thoses interested in flintknapping.  Feb 18 - Youth Archaeology Workshop #4: Experimental Archaeology; Flintknapping; Atlatl, 1:00 - 3:00pm, at The Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee, MN. Join local archaeologist Dr. Jeremy Nienow for an afternoon of fun, hands-on  archaeology activities. This workshop is the fourth in a series of six workshops for ages 11-16 that run until May 2017. FREE!  Registration in advance through Shakopee Community Education or call Stephanie at 952-445-0378.  Additional information here. Feb 24 & 25 - CMA (Council for Minnesota Archaeology) will be holding a two symposium at Hamline University (Anderson Center #304 and #305). Papers and posters on current archaeological research in the Upper Midwest wil be presented both days, from 9am - 5pm.  The event is free and open to the public!   March 2017  Mar 7 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Mar 17 & 18 - Lake Superior Basin Wookshop, 10am-5pm, Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, MN. The Grand Portage National Monument will be hosting the Lake Superior Basin Workshop at its Heritage Center (visitor center). There will be displays, poster presentations and opportunities to interact with others. Lithic exchanges are also welcome! For table requests & other arrangements - contact Bill Clayton at william_j_clayton@nps.gov Mar 25 - Gopher State Annual Artifact Show, 9am - 3pm, Steele County History Center, Owatonna, MN    April 2017 Apr 4 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! This meeting may possibly be cancelled because of our Annual Meeting on April 21. Apr 6 - “Play. Tinker. Make. MAS will be participating in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Social Science night, “Play. Tinker. Make. This event is a 21+ evening at the Science Museum that explores the topic of invention with presentations, special programs and a night of exploring the museum. Grab a drink and look for the MAS table to do some hands-on creation with archaeological tools. The event time is from 6 to 10pm. Science Musuem of Minnesota. Apr 21 - The MAS Annual Meeting will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at Hamline University, Anderson Center #305, from 6:30 to 10:00pm. Our speaker will be Seth DePasqual, Cultural Resources Manager of Isle Royale National Park. He will present recent findings on the archaeology of the island.  A separate invitation will be mailed/emailed to MAS members closer to the event when details are finalized.   Apr 22 - Youth Archaeology Workshop #5: Basic Field Methods in Archaeology; Surface Survey: Shovel Testing  , 1:00 - 3:00pm, at The Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee, MN. Join local archaeologist Dr. Jeremy Nienow for an afternoon of fun, hands-on  archaeology activities. This workshop is the fifth in a series of six workshops for ages 11-16 that run until May 2017. FREE!  Registration in advance through Shakopee Community Education or call Stephanie at 952-445-0378.  Additional information here. Upcoming MAS Meetings: May 2 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Jun 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 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 archcenter@aol.com or visit http://www.dulutharchaeologycenter.com/page8.html Other Upcoming Events:  Feb 24 - “The Elk Ridge Story”, Lecturer: Karl Laumbach, Principal Investigator, Human Systems Research on February 24, 2017, 7:30 pm at Hamline University (Giddens Learning Center 100e).  This lecture is presented by the Maya Society of Minnesota. Feb 25 - “Southwestern Ceramic Workshop with an Emphasis on the Mimbres Mogollon Culture”,    presented by Toni S. Laumbach and Karl W. Laumbach on February 25, 2017, 9:00 am – Noon at Hamline University (Giddens Learning Center 6s, the Anthro Lab). May 20 - Youth Archaeology Workshop #6: Visiting an Archaeological Site in Scott County, 1:00 - 3:00pm, at The Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee, MN. Join local archaeologist Dr. Jeremy Nienow for an afternoon of fun, hands-on  archaeology activities. This workshop is the sixth in a series of six workshops for ages 11-16 that run until May 2017. FREE!  Registration in advance through Shakopee Community Education or call Stephanie at 952-445-0378.  Additional information here. May 21 to 27 - Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard, Center for American Archeology  
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