Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Archaeological Association

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017

The Cobb Institute of Archaeology and the Mill Conference Center

A brief schedule is as follows: 

Friday, February 17: There will be a reception at the Cobb Institute from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The labs and the museum will be open for tours during that time.

Saturday, February 18: This is the main day of the meeting and will be held at the Mill Conference Center. The meeting will open with a brief welcoming ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and will feature speakers from around the state, including MSU faculty and students. The banquet will be held on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Mill. The keynote speaker is Jarrod Burks of Ohio Valley Archaeology, Ltd. He will speak on “Revealing Ancient Earthworks through Geophysics: New Discoveries at Serpent Mound, Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, and Fort Ancient.” Burks is an expert in the geophysical exploration of archaeological sites. 

Sunday morning, February 19: Weather permitting, there will be tours of local sites, including the Mississippian-period Lyon’s Bluff site and the Middle Woodland-period Herman Mound site.

Pre-registration for the meeting is currently open. The registration fee is $25, $15 for students. You can also register at the meeting at no additional cost, but pre-registration is encouraged for planning purposes. To register, make checks out to the MAA, and send to Derek Anderson, Cobb Institute of Archaeology, PO Box AR, Mississippi State, MS 39762. You can also register online at: The banquet will be $20 per person, and places can be reserved on the website or by sending a check made out to the MAA to Kathy Elliott, Cobb Institute of Archaeology, PO Box AR, Mississippi State, MS 39762. 

The 2017 annual meeting of the Mississippi Archaeological Association is hosted by the Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures and the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at MSU. More information can be found at:

The Universtiy Press of Mississippi will also have a book table set up with many books on Mississippi's natual and cultural history for sale. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the MAA. 

Contact Evan Peacock ( with questions. 

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