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Plan your calendar! August 2017  Aug 5 - A New Look at the Carvings; Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN, Sat.,  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, (additional dates, Aug 19, Sep 2, & Sep 16)  Aug 5 - 57th Birthday Celebration: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, MN, Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (admission fee/MNHS members free)   Aug 8 -  MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Aug 12 & 13 - Woodland Pottery 2 Day Workshop; Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, MN, Sat.,  Noon - 4 pm, Sun., 10 am - 2 pm Aug 18 to 20 - Mille Lacs Band’s Annual Powwow; Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles  north of Onamia on Highway 169, follow signs Aug 19 - A New Look at the Carvings; Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN, Sat.,  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, (additional dates, Aug 19, Sep 2, & Sep 16) Aug 26 - The Travois & Survival on the Prairie; Lower Sioux Agency, Morton, MN, Sat., 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (admission fee/MNHS members free)       September 2017 - Minnesota Archaeology Month!  Minnesota Archaeology Month - SEE EVENT CALENDAR Sep 2 & 16 - A New Look at the Carvings; Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN, Sat.,  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sep 5 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Sep 9 - Archaeology Day; Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN, Sat., 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, (admission fee/MNHS members free) Sep 9 & 10 - The 15th annual Archaeology Fair; Fort Snelling State Park, Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center, Sat 9, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sun 10, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The fair will include a variety of poster and artifact displays, demonstrations and activities illustrating and explaining the archaeology of Minnesota. There will be artifact identification, an atlatl toss, and demonstrations of pottery-making and flintknapping. Minnesota’s underwater archaeology, maritime & nautical history will be explored through visual exhibits and video footage. Contactc: Patricia Emerson at 612-725-2410 or patricia.emerson@mnhs.org and Ann Merriman at 651-261-2265 or mhm@maritimeheritagemn.org Sep 9 - Whitewater Valley Archaeology & History Festival; Whitewater State Park, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm Sep 13 - Dakota County Archaeology at Lawshe; Lawshe Memorial Museum, South St Paul, Wed, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Sep 23 - “Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artist in Residence” Exhibit Opening; Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN, Sat., 10:00 am - 5 pm (admission fee/MNHS members free)   Sep 30 - Archaeology Day;  Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Onamia, MN, Sat., 10 am - 3 pm. MAS will host a full day of demonstrations and activities highlighting archaeology and the rich heritage of the Mille Lacs area. Sep 30 - 1854 Treaty Recognition Day; Grand Portage State Park, Grand Portage, MN Sat., 10am - 2pm. Vistitors will learn about the September 30, 1854 Treaty of LaPointe that was signed by Ojibwe leaders. There will be presentations and activities throughout the day. October 2017 Oct 3 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Oct 4 to 7 - Plains Anthropological Conference (75th Conference) will be held in Bismarck, ND  Oct 19 & 21 - Midwest Archaeological Conference Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana Oct 21 - International Archaeology Day -  In 2017 International Archaeology Day is October 21; however many groups celebrate the day throughout the month of October. Check the link to Archaeological Institute of America for events.  Also look for the International Archaeology Day facebook page for events and information.  Upcoming MAS Meetings: Nov 7 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Dec 5 - 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:  Jan 3 to 7, 2018 - Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) will be held in New Orleans, LA Apr 11 to 15, 2018 - Society For American Archaeology (SAA) 83rd Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC   
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