||Join the Society as we hold our annual Fall Symposium on Saturday, October 7. The 2017 theme is The Archaic Period in Missouri. The Symposium will be in Swallow Hall on the University of Missouri (MU) campus and will feature morning presentations by Joe Harl, Neal Lopinot, Michael Meinkoth, Jack Ray, Bob Reeder, and Candace Sall about the Archaic period. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be provided by MU. The presentations will be followed by a catered lunch picnic at the new Museum of Anthropology at Mizzou North. The menu will be pulled pork and rolls, coleslaw, baked beans, tea/lemonade, and caramel cake for $12. Preregistration for those who wish to join us for the picnic is required. After lunch, Symposium attendees are invited for a free curator-led tour of the new Museum. The Museum has more artifacts on exhibit than ever before and features Missouri archaeology. This meeting provides a forum for the exchange of information between avocational and professional archaeologists and is vital in helping the Society promote: (1) the investigation, preservation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic remains in Missouri, (2) a constructive attitude toward these remains, and (3) cooperation between avocational and professional archaeologists. Established in 1935, the MAS is a nonprofit organization of avocational and professional archaeologists who are interested in the prehistory and history of Missouri and who support the purposes of the Society. For more information on the Symposium or Society membership, contact the Missouri Archaeological Society, (417) 836-3773 or email@example.com. An R.s.v.p. is required for lunch and requested for attendance at the Symposium.