Bachmeier facilitates Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara (MHA, Three Affiliated Tribes Nation) traditional pottery-making revival efforts

The Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance invited Professor Brad Bachmeier to help facilitate a pottery workshop June 17-18 at Twin Buttes, ND, on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The workshop followed archeological research and records of traditional forming and firing techniques. Native ND clay from the reservation was dug and processed. Hand-made vessels were produced, decorated and open-pit fired. Bachmeier joined the Paleo […]

Anthropology and Earth Science students, faculty attend 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference

Twelve students and five faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the Plains Anthropological Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 4-17, 2017. The following seven co-authored talks and posters were presented, encompassing research across archaeology, cultural anthropology, geoarchaeology, geology, and GIS: 

Faculty Present at International Conference on Archaeological Prospection

Rinita Dalan and George Holley (Anthropology and Earth Science) recently attended the 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection at the University of Bradford, England. Rinita was invited to present a keynote lecture on the development of archaeological geophysics in the U.S. Rinita and George also presented a coauthored paper with colleagues from the University of Arkansas, PaleoCultural Research Group, and […]

Dalan and MSUM alumna publish in Remote Sensing journal

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, MSUM alumna Rebecca Wallace (Geoarchaeology 2017), and colleagues from the Midwest Archeological Center of the National Park Service and the University of Kansas, have had an article published in the online journal Remote Sensing. Their paper “Cutbank Geophysics: A New Method for Expanding Magnetic Investigations to the Subsurface Using Magnetic Susceptibility Testing at an […]

MSUM ‘Frontier Foundations: the History of Early Moorhead’ Exhibit Opening at the Hjemkomst Center Dec. 13

A traveling exhibit of 11 panels on Early Moorhead will be opening at the Hjemkmost Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The exhibit script was initiated by students in a History 390: Interpretive History course taught by Jayme Joos (Spring 2015) and then completed through a Legacy (Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund) grant awarded to Rinita Dalan and Jayme Joos […]