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MAA Annual Meeting

2020 Joint Annual Meeting
of the
Mississippi Archaeological Association
Louisiana Archaeological Society

Natchez, MS

February 7 - 9, 2020

Meeting Venue:
Hotel Vue
130 John R. Junkin Drive
Natchez, MS 39120



2020 Full Meeting Program *CLICK HERE*

2020 Meeting Paper and Poster Abstracts

General Details

The 2020 MAA/LAS joint annual meeting will be held at the Hotel Vue in Natchez from Friday, February 7 until Sunday, February 9, 2020. From 8-5 Friday and Saturday there will be papers given by avocational, professional, and student archaeologists. Papers will be 20 minutes each, and the room will be equipped with a computer and a projector for Powerpoint presentations. If you would like to present, please email a title and abstract to Lance Harris and Rachel Watson at info@natchezgrandvillage.com by January 27, 2020.

On Saturday evening, February 8, we will have a reception and a keynote address at the Historic Natchez Foundation. Vin Steponaitis will be the featured speaker and will give a presentation with remarks/recollections/reflections on the Lower Mississippi Survey and their work, and extended role in the two states. The registration fee covers general meeting attendance as well as admittance to the reception/keynote. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar.

If you would prefer to pay for your registration by check, please mail your check to the MAA Secretary, Derek Anderson, at the Mississippi Archaeological Association, P.O. Box 1546, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

On Sunday morning, February 9, two guided tours will take place. From 9-10:15 there will be a tour of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians followed by a tour of the Fort Rosalie site from 10:30-noon. Both of the tours are free and open to any members wishing to attend. The rainout location for Fort Rosalie will be the Natchez Visitor Reception Center that now houses a map exhibit on Fort Rosalie. Please make plans to join us for these exciting events!

We have made arrangements for a small block of rooms (see details below) with the Hotel Vue Natchez, which is hosting the event. The hotel said that they expect to sell out of their rooms that weekend, so please book early because it looks like it will be a busy weekend in Natchez. The Hotel Vue (601-442-9976) has a meeting rate of $99/night for a room with 2 queen beds or a single king bed, and $129/night for a king suite, double queen suite, or a king suite with whirlpool. Please use the following link for group-rate reservations:


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