View CMA 2021 Conference Videos!

Video recordings are now up on the CMA’s new YouTube Channel will be appearing here. A few recordings are in the process of fresh edits or gaining permissions, so keep an eye out over the next week or so. Keep in mind, a few presentations could not be posted in the interest of data protections.

We wish to call particular attention to the Elden Johnson Lecture by Rob Mann (St. Cloud State University) “A Haunted Past and Haunting Presence: The Archaeology of Civilian and Military Forts Built During the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862”

2021 Council For Minnesota Archaeology Conference Coming Soon

The 2021 CMA Symposium will be held virtually this year and is open to the public. The dates are February 26 and 27.

Links to register are here.

The virtual symposium is free and open to the public. A Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants in February 2021 prior to the symposium.
For any questions, please contact

June 6, 2020 Online CMA meeting

An email was sent out a few weeks back gauging membership interest in a virtual spring meeting of the CMA in late May in repsonse to Covid19. A number of members appeared interested, so we’re giving this a shot! Considering Memorial Day weekend lands in late May, we’re instead scheduling the meeting for Saturday, June 6 at 2pm.
The plan is to useĀ Google Meet (previously known as Google Hangouts). A calendar invite containing the link to the video meeting will be sent via email. You can RSVP to that link. If you need more information, please contact Laura Koski (see CMA board page).

Minnesota Archaeology Society Annual Meeting and Dinner

Dr. Brian Hoffman of Hamline University will present “Along the Red Rock Ridge – Archaeology in a Sacred Landscape”

The Red Rock Ridge is an outcrop of Sioux Quartzite that stretches some 20
miles across the prairies and farmlands of southwestern Minnesota. A team
of archaeologists, historians, naturalists, and American Indian elders has been working to understand the cultural and natural history of this unique landscape. They have documented a diverse range of archaeology sites from ancient stone quarries to astronomical observatories. Dr. Hoffman will discuss how this collaborative work has transformed our understanding of sacred places and human history.

Friday, April 26, 2019
6:30pm to 10pm
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, Anderson Center Rooms #304 & #305

Reception w/ Appetizers 6:30pm
Cash Bar 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dinner 7:00pm
Business Meeting followed by Presentation 7:45pm

Please RSVP by April 15 using the attached flyer.

2019 Lake Superior Basin Workshop

From Sue Mulholland:

The 2019 Lake Superior Basin Workshop will be held March 15 and 16 at the Anthro Department at University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, MN at Cina Hall is in the center of the complex. The dates are in UMDs break week so parking is somewhat less strict than normal; just be sure not to park in a RESERVED space or at meters (unless you plug them).

Bill Clayton had planned to hold it at Grand Portage but then was not sure that would be open, given the uncertainty of the Federal government funding. So UMD is an alternative location.

Displays are the heart of the workshop; PLEASE let Sue know know how much space you are needing for your display. We have 2 rooms with tables available.

Posters are welcome but please bring a stand or some means to prop it up. We do not have bulletin boards for posters.

Talks can be done if needed; however, the workshop was designed as a venue for small groups to discuss and argue and communicate.