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Northern Lakes Archaeological Society is pleased to announce that in 1999 we recieved an award from the Division of Historic Preservation of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for our ongoing program of education and achievement in the area of historic preservation.

Welcome to the Northern Lakes Archaeological Society's homepage! We're glad you stopped by for a visit. Please come back often to to see what new information we've posted.

Who We Are:

Our society is comprised of people from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin who share an interest in archaeology and anthropology. Our membership consists of professional and avocational archaeologists.

Where We Meet:

In order to reach the widest audience possible, the Society meets both in Wisconsin and Minnesota. During the past year we have met at the Superior Public Library in Superior, WI, the Archaeometry Laboratory of the University of Minnesota - Duluth on the Lower Campus, and at Lake Superior College. Check your newspaper, radio station or public access television station for location. Contact: Dore Stoessel - by e-mail or Steve Mulholland at

When We Meet:

The Society meets on the third Monday of each month, September through May. A brief business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m., with our scheduled monthly program immediately following. All meetings are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

What We Do:

Our goal is to make the discipline of archaeology accessible and interesting to the general public. We sponsor monthly lectures on archaeological topics, from both the New and Old World. Recent lectures have covered Aztec and Mayan sites in Mexico; a history of the settlement of northwestern Wisconsin in the Maple/Brule area; an overview of the Fish Lake Dam site in the Reservoir Lakes Complex, St. Louis County, MN; and recent discoveries in the Eastern Egyptian Desert.

This year we will sponsor the seventh consecutive Duluth - Superior Archaeology Week, in conjunction with Minnesota and Wisconsin Archaeology Weeks. Please consult this site later this year as well as local newspapers, radio stations, or public access television station for further details about our Archaeology Week - 2001.

    Schedule For Duluth Superior Archaeology Week - 2001 Calendar Of Events

  • Thursday, May 3 - RECEPTION AND POSTER SESSION - Lake Superior College Atrium - 7-9 p.m.

  • Friday, May 4 - ARCHAEOLOGY NIGHT AT BARNES AND NOBLE - StoneRidge Mall, Duluth - 7-9 p.m. Featuring flint knapping and ceramic demonstrations.

  • Saturday, May 5 - ARCHAEOLOGY FESTIVAL AT GLENSHEEN HISTORIC MANSION -3300 London Road, Duluth, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring flint knapping, ceramic, and other archaeological demonstrations.

  • Monday, May 7 - Barry Hanson, Study Coordinator - Scientific Study of the Kensington Runestone" -Superior Public Library - 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 8 - Dave Cooper, Grand Portage National Monument - Underwater Archaeology: Great Lakes Schooners and Shipwrecks - Superior Public Library - 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 9 - Michael Furtman, Author - Magic On The Rocks: The Pictographs Of The Boundary Waters And Quetico - Superior Public Library - 7 p.m.

      2000-2001 Calendar Of Events

  • Monday, October 16 - Potluck, Annual Election - Archaeometry Lab, UMD, 2205 E. 5th Street - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, November 20 John Bower - "Serengeti Saga - The Quest for African Eve" Lake Superior College, Room 2462 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, December 18 Don Mook - "The Jordanian Madaba Project - A Volunteer's Perspective" Archaeometry Laboratory, 2205 E. 5th Street, Room 200 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, January 15 Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Av - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19 Chuck Bailey - "Consecrated Places"Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Av - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19 Rich Sill - "Roots In The Past: Seeds For The Future Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Av - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, April 16 Steve Mulholland - "To The Beat Of The Copper Hammer: New Evidence On The Tools For Copper Manufacture" Lake Superior College, Room E2072 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 21 Peter Krause Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Av. - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, April 16
  • Monday, May 21

    Annual Dues For The Society are $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family, payable at the October meeting.


    ArchNet-the World Wide Web virtual library for archaeology
    National Park Service Archaeology and Ethnography Program
    Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Minnesota-Duluth
    A Mesoamerican Archaeology WWW Page
    Archaeology on the Net -'s topical index
    Discovering Archaeology - Great site for New and Old World Archaeology
    Ancient World Web - Brief descriptions of sites
    Archaeology Magazine - Online version
    Society for American Archaeology
    Links to internet resources of interest to classicists and Mediterranean studies
    Archaeology/Anthropology - Enormous collection of worldwide resources
    Yahoo's page for archaeology and anthropology on the net
    The Institute for Minnesota Archaeology (IMA)
    Minnesota Archaeological Society
    The Ontario Archaeological Society
    State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Has a section for archaeology
    Lithics-Net - Guide to projectile point WWW Links.
    THE PLATFORM - A publication of the Minnesota Knappers Guild

    Last Update: April 26, 2001