59th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference - November 5-7, 2015

Schedule and Abstracts

2015 Final Program Schedule

2015 Presentation Abstracts 

MAC Meeting Phone App

2015 MAC Meeting Phone App

Contact Information

Robert Jeske Jeske@uwm.edu
John D. Richards jdr@uwm.edu
Patricia B. Richards pbrownr@uwm.edu

Meeting Registration Fees



Late registration
  (October 15, 2015)

  MAC member



  Non MAC member



  MAC member, student



  Non MAC member, student



MAC member, retiree $70 $95

  Guest of MAC member



  Non MAC member, single day, walk-in only




   $30 per table (total of 20, 6' x 3' tables available)

Date and Location Information

Meeting Dates: November 5-7, 2015

Meeting Place and Hotel Rooms:

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel
333 W Kilbourne Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

To obtain the Group Rate for rooms, please make your reservations online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MWArchaeology2015

You can also make reservations by calling 888-421-1442 or (non toll free) 402-592-6464, referring to the Midwest Archaeology Conference Meeting.  Reservations must be made on or before the cut off date of 10/14/15.

Room Rates: Single through Quad Occupancy: $119.00/night


Click here to download a map of downtown Milwaukee
Click here for a map of parking options in downtown Milwaukee

Meeting Room Layout

Banquet Information

Saturday, November 7, at 7:00-9:00 pm (Regency Room)

Guest Speaker: Dr Bettina Arnold, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

$50 for regular members and guests, $40 for students

Choice of entreés:

  • Braised Beef Short Ribs
  • Spice Rubbed Chicken with Thyme Bordelaise
  • Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper
  • Vegetarian Orecchiette Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Zucchini Blossoms

All served with a Caesar salad, cherry tomatoes and parmesan & garlic crostini.
All served with Chef’s Choice of seasonal side dishes.
All served with Cheesecake for dessert.
All served with coffee or tea.


T-shirts with the 2015 Annual Meeting MAC logo are available for purchase at $15 a piece. Sizes range from small to XXX large.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 6

  • Papers all day including posters, symposia, general sessions (Lakeshore A, B, C, Gilpatrick, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Prefunction)
  • 4:30 PM  IAS, WAS Business meetings (Rooms TBD)
  • 5:30 PM  Reception hosted by Wisconsin Archaeological Survey and Illinois Archaeological Survey open to attendees  (Hyatt Atrium East)

Saturday, November 7

General Instructions for Presenters

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Abstracts will be accepted online through October 9th, 2015 

Presenters, symposium organizers, and discussants must be registered members of MAC and registered for the meeting.  Co-authors not presenting need not be MAC members, nor be registered for the meeting.

Paper presentations must be 15 minutes in length maximum.  Presentations visuals must be presented using PowerPoint software.  LCD projectors and appropriate computers and presentation software will be provided by the conference. 

Session chairs/organizers are responsible for providing an appropriate laptop computer for each session that they chair.

Presenters must provide their session chair with a PowerPoint file on a jump/flash drive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the session.  Please include the last name of the senior author in your file name (rather than just 'MAC15 paper'). 

Posters cannot be larger than 48" x 48".

Paper and Poster Abstract Submissions

All paper and poster presentation submissions will be done online through the MAC website.

Each submission must include the following: Title, Author(s) (with institutions), and Abstract Text. Each presenter can submit up to 3 paper and 3 poster presentations.

Abstracts must be no more than 100 words in length.

If your presentation is part of a symposium, you must also include the title of the symposium and the name of the symposium's organizer.

Symposium Abstract Submissions

Symposium organizers will submit an abstract for each symposium online through the MAC website. 

Each submission must include the following: Symposium Title, Symposium Abstract Text, and List of all Symposium Presenations with Author(s). Each symposium organizer can submit up to 3 symposiums.

Abstracts must be no more than 100 words in length.

Student Paper Competition

The Midwestern Achaeological Conference Student paper competition was created to promote scholarly excellence among students conducting archaeological research in the midwestern U.S.  The winner of the competition receives a substantial number of books on Midwestern Archaeology, a ticket to the MAC Banquet/Keynote Speaker’s talk, and $250.  A runner-up award may be chosen at the discretion of the committee. If chosen, the runner up receives a substantial number of books on Midwestern Archaeology, a ticket to the MAC Banquet/Keynote Speaker’s talk, and $100.


Anyone currently enrolled in a degree granting institution may apply. Papers must be single authored and be submitted by the competition deadline.

How to Apply

You may email a Word or pdf version (or provide a link to the file) to the Chair of the Student Paper Competition Committee Dr. Greg Wilson gdwilson001@gmail.com by October 1, 2015. The paper presented at the conference must have the same content as the manuscript submitted to the competition review committee. The submitted manuscript must be no more than 10 double spaced pages of text with 12 point font.  Accompanying figures, tables, and references cited must be placed on separate pages at the end of the paper and will not count toward the 10 page limit. Papers over 10 pages in length will not be read or otherwise included in the competition. All submitted manuscripts must include a cover letter with the paper title, abstract, the student’s name, and the degree granting program and their current status in that program.

The winners of the Competition will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference. The winner(s)will receive their prize(s) the following day. The Committee reserves the prerogative to defer the Competition and award in the event of a shortage of entries.