Interested in being a 2023 CMA Symposium Sponsor?

The CMA has limited funds for hosting large events, but is invested in keeping the symposium free to all attendees. This both helps increase engagement with the public and allow professionals with minimal funds to attend! However, symposiums do come with a cost. Sponsors can help with this by paying small fees to host tables at the event or publish ads in the program. If you’re interested in helping sponsor this event, or possibly helping directly support the Student Paper Prize, please see sponsorship pricing options below:

Table Rental: $75 for single day

Full Page Program Ad: $75

Half Page Program Ad: $50

Logo Grouping on Program’s Back Page: $25

Donate to Student Paper Prize: $250 to support a prize in full. Can donate any amount up to that as well. The student will be notified of your contribution (unless anonymity is requested).

Contact Secretary/Treasurer Laura Koski at interest or questions.

Keep an Eye out for the 2023 CMA Symposium!

The 2023 CMA Symposium is scheduled for Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th. The Planning Committee is currently working to solidify options both for in-person and virtual attendance – keep an eye out for final details here!

If you with to be on the notification list for Symposium details, or have any questions, contact Laura Koski at

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).

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.