This is an important time for archaeology in both
Who is the Michigan Archaeological Society
The sole prerequisite for MAS membership is an active curiosity about the past; no technical knowledge is required. MAS members include professional archaeologists, amateur archaeologists, history buffs and many people from various backgrounds who are interested in knowing how we got to this point in history. Everyone from newcomer to senior professional is encouraged to share his opinions and experiences. Through the MAS, professionals are offered a chance to report on present research and new ideas. Amateurs can acquire knowledge from both professionals and their peers, as well as learn about new opportunities for fieldwork. MAS meetings and publications offer all members a heightened familiarity with and appreciation for the past, what it means to us now, and an enthusiasm to share this knowledge with others.
Membership in the
Members gain access to the MAS through a network of
local chapters scattered throughout the state. These chapters hold monthly
meetings during most of the year and often feature speakers from
professional, academic and advanced amateur circles. Meetings also provide a
forum for members to ask questions, view collections or even get hands-on
experience with excavating, curating or creating artifacts. Chapters are
As we look toward the future, our decisions can be tempered by a healthy view of the past. The Michigan Archaeological Society provides a means to share that view, and we need you to share it with us. Whether you wish to discuss theory with a colleague, hear about the history of your state or simply want to know what that strangely shaped rock you found in your backyard might be, the MAS has something to offer you, and the MAS will be that much richer for your participation. Please join soon.