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Plan your calendar! January 2017 Jan 3 -  MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Jan 14 - Knap-In at Belle Plaine Library, 10am - 2pm, 125 West Main, Belle Plaine, MN. Please RSVP to Norb Keyben, 952-873-2091 Jan 16 - "Catch Rod Knapping" on Monday, Jan 16, 2017 (12-4pm) during the Behind the Scenes Event at the Minnesota Science Museum. Jan 16 - The January meeting of the NLAS will be on Monday January 16 at the Superior Public Library.  Carolyn Rock, naturalist at Gooseberry Falls State Park, will present "Chaplain Reinking and His 8mm Camera:  Photographs from Minnesota, Featuring the North Shore." he presentation will be on the film record that Chaplain Harold Reinking recorded during about 1938-1940 when he was Army Reserve Chaplain for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota.  The reels lack critical information on location so everyone is being asked to help solve the mystery of where these were shot and any other information about the film. The meeting is 7 PM to 8:30 PM (when the library closes). Hope you can join us and help with the solving of the mystery!!! Jan 21 - Youth Archaeology Workshop #3: Typology Building:  Artifact Reconstruction, 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 third 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. 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 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) Meeting at Hamline University. Call for Papers/Posters 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 Conference, Place TBD - more details to come. Mar 25 - Gopher State Annual Artifact Show, 9am - 3pm, Steele County History Center, Owatonna, MN  Upcoming MAS Meetings: Apr 4 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm May 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:  Feb 9 - "What is Glass Bead Disease?: A study of the Fort Union Trade Bead Collection", Lecturer: Deanna O’Donnell on    Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm, at Macalester College (John B David Lecture Hall in the Stricker Dayton Campus Center).  This talk is sponsored by AIA-MN and Macalester College.  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). Apr 15 - Science Musuem of Minnesota, “Play/Tinker/Make, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Apr 21 - MAS Annual Meeting - More details to come. 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.  
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