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Plan your calendar! March 2016   Mar 8 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend!  Mar 18 & 19 - 2016 Lake Superior Basin Workshop (see below) Mar 18 - 2016 Lake Superior Basin Workshop Presentation, “Developing A Sortable Database for Pottery Rim Sherds." (see below) April 2016  Apr 9 - Archaeological Institute of America, Minnesota Society Lecture (see below) Apr 19 - Minnesota History Center Lecture (see below) Apr 22 - MAS Annual Meeting at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (more info to come) May 2016 May 3 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend!    Upcoming MAS Meetings: Jun 7 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Jul 5 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Aug 2 - 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:    Mar 18 & 19 - 2016 Lake Superior Basin Workshop will be held on March 18 (Friday, noon - 5pm) and March 19 (Saturday, 9-5pm) at Lakehead University Campus in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  The workship will meet in Room BB2002 in the Braun Building on the campus. All displays are welcome; a lithic exchange is encourage.  Let Clarence Surette at clsurett@lakeheadu.ca know if you need table space or other arrangements. The workshop is free and open to the public (see event flier). Mar 18 - 2016 Lake Superior Basin Workshop Presentation (Lakehead University Campus, Thunder Bay).  A special presentation by Brad Hyslop will be held 7 pm on Friday March 18 in BB0017; Brad will present on "Developing A Sortable Database for Pottery Rim Sherds."  The objective of determining an accurate vessel count for a site becomes problematic when a high number of small and fragmentary rim sherds are recovered.  This presentation provides some background information on research being conducted at EaKa-1.  It also outlines the rationale for developing a system to track and compare each rim sherd.  The sorting function of Excel is briefly discussed.  The trial and error methodology used in creating a sortable database based on various pottery attributes is explained.  The results from this experiment are provided and future directions for this ongoing project will be discussed.  Apr 9 - Archaeological Institute of America, Minnesota Society lecture presentation. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11am: John Hale, “Cleopatra: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt’s Last Pharaoh,” in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  For additional information, contact Vanessa Rousseau:  rous0004@umn.edu Apr 19 - Lecture, “Myths of the Rune Stone”, at the Minnesota History Center (345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN) on Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00pm. Historian, David Krueger, author of Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America, will explore what fueled Minnesotans’ resilient belief in the Kensington rune stone, despite overwhelming evidence that it was a hoax. Apr 22 - Redwing archaeologist Ron Schirmer will be delighting diners at the 2016 Annual Dinner Meeting on Friday, April 22.  He will present, “Well, we dug it all up... now what? ”.  Archaeological repositories in Minnesota house uncounted millions of artifacts, excavation notes and photographs, etc., attesting to more than 12,000 years of human life here.  Yet most of these data remain tucked away and largely inaccessible to professionals and the interested public.  With modern technology we can solve this problem and create a new format for improving our understanding of the state’s archaeology:  the Minnesota Archaeology Integrated Database (MAID).  
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