About the Council

The Council for Minnesota Archaeology (CMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting archaeological research and interpretation in Minnesota. Membership is open to professionals in archaeology and related disciplines who work in the state or have an on-going research interest in Minnesota. The Council serves as a forum for the exchange of news and ideas about Minnesota archaeology through membership meetings, a newsletter, and occasional symposia.

View a copy of the CMA Bylaws.


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CMA Contact Information

Council for Minnesota Archaeology
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave.
St Paul, MN 55111

Membership Information

Membership dues are $25 annually, and include a subscription to the CMA listserve and quarterly newsletter.

Riaz Malik Student Research Grant

The Riaz Malik Student Research Grant is awarded each year to an undergraduate or graduate student in archaeology at a Minnesota institution.  The grant is intended to provide financial support for completion of research directly related to Minnesota archaeology. Eligible costs include lab supplies, radiometric assays and other specialized analyses. The grant award is competitive; formal proposals are required, and the successful applicant will be expected to publish a research report in a peer-reviewed journal. For further information, please contact David Mather at david.mather(at)mnhs.org.


Council for Minnesota Archaeology Biennial Conference
Quarterly CMA Board Meetings