Sunday, September 18, 2011

Call for Posters: Students in Archaeology: Poster Presentation of Recent Fieldwork

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 11 am – 1 pm

** abstracts are due October 3 **

Weyerhaeuser Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Macalester College

October 22 is National Archaeology Day

The Minnesota Society of the AIA has proudly received one of the AIA Society Outreach Grants for this project to organize a poster session for students to present their experiences with archaeological fieldwork carried on during the summer. We are reaching out to our community by presenting the vibrant student involvement with archaeological fieldwork and projects nationally and internationally. We hope to inspire students and the general public and encourage life-long interest in preservation of archaeological heritage. The poster session should also bring together students and professionals from different institutions, and encourage membership in the AIA and its MN Society. We expect that students presenting posters of their work will introduce their classmates, families and friends to the AIA and to its global work.

The grant will allow us to contribute toward the expense of printing posters. The amount of assistance to each student will depend on the number of presenters. We plan to put together an electronic booklet of abstracts, which will be available to all presenters and to anybody else upon request. It will also be posted on the AIA-MN Society’s web site

Light refreshments will be served at the event.

Undergraduate and graduate students at MN institutions who participated in an archaeological project during the summer of 2011 are invited to present a poster about their field experience. They must get permission from the project director to speak about the site and to use any photos.

To be included in the poster session, students must submit an abstract with the following information via e-mail to Dr. V. Schrunk at by Monday, October 3:

1. Name of student presenter(s) and academic institution

2. Title of poster/research project, including site’s name and the country of its location 

3. Abstract of maximum 300 words

Please direct questions to Vanca Schrunk at or 651-962-5740.

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