Monday, April 20, 2015

OAS Spring Meeting - May 2nd - Chickasaw Cultural Center

The Spring Meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be on Saturday, May 2nd at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur.  The meeting will begin at 10am with a tour of the Center.  More info coming soon.

If you haven't caught it yet, the meeting will be just in time to see the Dugout Canoe Exhibit before it closes.  This is an amazing venue - we hope you will be able to join us!

Monday, April 13, 2015

OAS Spring Dig: May 11-16, 2015

Time to get back out in the field!  Come join the Oklahoma Anthropological Society at the 2015 Spring Dig.  It will be at Historic Fort Washita in Durant.  The Fort was first established in 1842 and was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1962.  It is now a National Historic Landmark.

Join us for a 6 day archaeological dig with educational programs in the evenings.  Dr. Amanda Regnier and Dr. Scott Hammerstedt from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be directing the excavations.  According to dig chair Andy Slaucitajs, the digging area has no shade, but also no poison ivy or oak.

As always, visitors are welcome and observation of the dig is free, but participation requires membership in the OAS and a small fee.

One of the hotels recommended for visitors to the Fort is the Best Western Markita (580-924-7676).  Limited camping is also available at Lake Texoma on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sterlin Harjo Film Screening - Wednesday, 11/19

Great news - Sterlin Harjo's film This May Be The Last Time will be shown at the Sam Noble Museum on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 pm!  Admission is free.  Here is some more info on the film and the filmmakers.

There is also tribal hymn singing at the Jacobson House earlier in the afternoon, starting at 4:30.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Archaeology Month

Archaeology month is almost here! For the latest on events, check out Oklahoma Archaeology Month on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Archaeological Workshop for Educators October 11-12, 2014

Interested in using archaeology in your classroom? Through an education grant of the US Dept. of the Interior, the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be holding a free archaeological workshop for elementary school educators October 11-12, 2014 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Natural History Museum in Norman. Project Archaeology’s workshop is a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit designed to familiarize educators in grades 3 through 5 (also easily adaptable for secondary subjects) with archaeology resources for the classroom that can enhance learning opportunities in math, science, art, and social studies.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and visit our website at: and click on “View Upcoming Courses” 

This is a free workshop. Lesson plans and workbooks will also be provided free of cost. There will be no expense to teachers. Continuing education credits may be available. 

Enrollment limited. Application deadline is September 26, 2014. There will be no onsite enrollment.

Please contact Ryan Howell at or 918-621-4100 for any questions.

Dr. Jones, Back in the Lab!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OAS Spring Meeting and Spring Dig

Are you ready for the Oklahoma Anthropological Society spring meeting and spring dig? 

The spring meeting will be on Saturday, May 17th, at the Oklahoma History Center.  The theme will be The Steamboat Heroine: from the Red River to the Oklahoma History Museum.  

Oklahoma's only known shipwreck
The spring dig will be at the Bryson Paddock site from May 24th to June 1st.  Dr. Susan Vehik and Dr. Richard Drass will be directing excavations at the protohistoric Wichita village

Find out more details on both events at