Saving the Past for the Future: Archaeology and Preservation in Missouri

In conjunction with Missouri Archaeology Month in September, the Fall Symposium is held in various locations around Missouri and consists of scientific presentations related to the Archaeology Month theme. Events also usually include a picnic lunch and field trip.

The 2023 Fall Symposium of the Missouri Archaeological Society was Saturday, September 23 at the Hickory Ridge Conference Center at Meramec State Park in Sullivan, Missouri:

The theme for Archaeology Month 2023 is Beads and Bells. Presentations consisted of Delaware Town Material Culture by Neal H. Lopinot; The Big Ben Site in the Upper Big Piney River Valley, Texas County by Jack H. Ray; The Grigsby Site Revisited by Juliet E. Morrow and Robert J. Scott; Archaeological Ochre in Missouri: An Overview by Daniel Pearce; and The Maramec Spring Phase by Robert L. Reeder.

Presentations were followed by a catered picnic lunch. Following lunch, attendees joined in a naturalist-led tour of cultural and natural resources within the Park.

The Symposium is always free and open to the public (there is a charge for lunch).