Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Fall 2019 WAS Field Assembly

The Fall General Meeting of The Wisconsin Archeological Society will be held at Silver Mound (47-Ja-21) in Jackson County on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This meeting will be open to the public. Prospective members are strongly urged to attend. Tours of the site (approximately 45 minutes in length) will be led by archaeologists familiar with the site.

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sleeping by the River's Whisper: The Archaeology of 12,000 years of Human Presence in Sauk County

Hosted By: Robert Ritzenthaler Archaeological Society
Location: Harrington Hall, Room 217
Speaker: George Christiansen, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Plateville Baraboo/Sauk County, Director of the Center for Wisconsin Archaeology, and President, Wisconsin Archeological Society

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

A View from Above: LiDAR, Effigy Mounds, and the End of the Late Woodland in Southern Wisconsin

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Hosted By: Charles E. Brown Archaeological Society
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, across from the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
Speaker: Amy L. Rosebrough, Office of the State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

"The Good Cheer That was Offered Us”: Contributions of Native and Métis Women in the Nineteenth Century Fox River Valley

Hosted By: Robert Ritzenthaler Archaeological Society
Location: Harrington Hall, Room 217
Speaker: Stephanie May, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology, Global Religions and Culture Robert Ritzenthaler Archaeological Society

Location: Harrington Hall, Room 217

Speaker: Stephanie May, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology, Global Religions and Culture

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Spring 2019 WAS Meeting - Participate in Archaeological Investigations!
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Spring 2019 WAS Meeting - Participate in Archaeological Investigations!

Please join the Horicon Historical Society and the Wisconsin Archeological Society as we conduct an "open-to- the public" archaeological excavation of the backyard of the Historic Satterlee Clark House in Horicon WI. Please join the Horicon Historical Society and the Wisconsin Archeological Society as we conduct an "open-to- the public" archaeological excavation of the backyard of the Historic Satterlee Clark House in Horicon WI.

This event encourages children and adults of all ages to come out and help us excavate a few archaeological features on the property.

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2019 Winter Dinner
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Winter Dinner

Ticket price includes admission and a dinner buffet for the annual WAS Winter Dinner event on Saturday January 19th, 2018 at the Milwaukee Beer Bistro, located at 2370 N. Humboldt Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53212.  Social hour begins at 5:00 pm with cash bar, appetizers, and coffee. Buffet dinner with salads, vegetables, starches and four entrees begins around 6:00 pm.

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

New Insights into the Early and Middle Woodland Periods of Southeastern Wisconsin

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society auditorium (across from the Memorial Union)

Speaker: Jennifer Haas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management

About: The Early and Middle Woodland periods of southeastern Wisconsin (500 BCE to 500 CE) saw the dawn of Wisconsin’s agricultural tradition, the rise of burial mound ceremony, and sweeping changes in trade and religion.  Join archaeologist Jennifer Haas as she explores new perspectives on these enigmatic and often neglected periods of Wisconsin’s deep history.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Wisconsin Archeological Society Fall Meeting

Location: UW-Baraboo Sauk County
1006 Connie Rd, Baraboo, 53913

The Fall 2018 meeting of the Wisconsin Archeological Society is dedicated to ancient technologies used by peoples to prepare for the harsh winters of Wisconsin 1000 years ago. Please join us for pottery making and stone tool making with some hands-on opportunities to participate! We will also be digging and preparing an underground pit for food storage.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Driftless Area Archaeology: A Forty Year Retrospective

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society auditorium (across from the Memorial Union)

Speaker: Robert Boszhardt, Driftless Pathways

About: Join archaeologist and author Robert Boszhardt of Driftless Pathways as he takes us on a journey through the archaeology of the Driftless Area, from the hidden rock art of Tainter Cave, to the ancient stone quarries at Silver Mound, to state-of-the-art mound-hunting technology.

Free and open to the public

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

The End of Effigy Mounds: A View from Above

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Harrington Hall, Room 217

Speaker: Amy Rosebrough, Ph.D., Staff Archaeologist, Office of the State Archaeologist, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

Abstract: Theories concerning the end of effigy mound building have centered around scenarios of uniform culture change, invasion, or mass emigration. A review of late Effigy Mound complex sites suggests that different effigy-building Late Woodland communities may have reacted to the appearance of Cahokians in Wisconsin in different ways, creating a short burst of diversity and complexity in material culture and social networks before lifeways re-converged on a new pattern that we term ‘Oneota’. LiDAR imagery, in particular, is shedding new light on Late Woodland settlement and ceremonial systems in southwestern Grant County, raising the possibility that one of Wisconsin’s best known site-unit-intrusion villages is more home-grown than previously thought.

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Current Archaeology by Beloiters: Reports from the Midwest Archaeological Conference

Date: Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m

Location: Godfrey 102 (Logan Museum) on the Beloit College campus

About: Learn about current Midwestern archaeological research in posters by Beloit students Wendi Wingerson ’19 and Blaine Burgess ’20 and in a slide talk coauthored by Bill Green and Shannon Fie. Research to be discussed:

Wendi Wingerson ’19 (and Natalie Mueller), “Sumac for Food or Ceremony? Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Middle Woodland Medicinal Plants”

Blaine Burgess ’20 (and Dana Mineart), “The Golden Eagle Site (Illinois): An Attribute Analysis of Lithics”

Bill Green and Shannon Fie (with Lynn Alex and Robin Lillie), “Rediscovering Toolesboro, a Middle Woodland Mound Group in Southeastern Iowa”

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