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MAA Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting
of the
Mississippi Archaeological Association

Camp Shelby
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Spring 2022

Meeting Venue:
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
Building 850
Forrest Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39407


2022 MAA Annual Meeting Registration

Early-bird prices good until February 18, 2022

Only 50 banquet tickets available

2022 Full Meeting Program *COMING SOON*

2022 Meeting Paper and Poster Abstracts


Due to the recent surge in Covid cases in Mississippi, the annual meeting has been postponed until the spring of 2022. The new dates will be posted soon.

All meeting registrations will be automatically applied to the 2022 meeting unless otherwise requested.

General Details

The 2022 Mississippi Archaeological Association annual meeting will be held at Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg, in the spring of 2022. There will be a meet-and-greet reception on Friday, from 5 until 9 PM at the All Ranks Club, Camp Shelby's premier bar and restaurant. Alcohol and food will be available for purchase. Entertainment includes pool tables and cornhole games at the bar.

From 8 AM until 5 PM on Saturday, the meeting will be located at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum's Grand Gallery, where there will be papers given by avocational, professional, and student archaeologists. Papers will be 20 minutes each, and the room will be equipped for audio-visual presentations, with a screen, computer, projector, and sound system. Museum entry is FREE, and members are welcome to view the exhibits throughout the day. If you would like to present, please email a title and abstract to Brian Flynt (BFlynt74@gmail.com). PowerPoint presentations are preferred (but not required) and there will be an award for best overall paper.

On Saturday evening, we will have a banquet and a keynote address at the All Ranks Club. Dr. Greg Waselkov will be the featured speaker and will give a presentation on a topic to-be-determined. Registration for the keynote and banquet is separate from general meeting registration, however, you must be registered for the meeting to attend the banquet. You are encouraged to preregister, as seats are limited and there is no guarantee that there will be room available for walk-up registrants.

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. Please be sure to note how many general and/or banquet registrations are being paid.

On Sunday, there will be a Camp Shelby tour starting at 9 AM. This will include the Mississippi National Guard's Cultural Resources building and curation facility where artifacts are processed and stored; a visit to a set of our World War I training trenches from 1917/1918; a tour of the Natural Resources facility, which includes the gopher tortoise and gopher frog nursery (both Federally-endangered species); and a tank maneuver demonstration scheduled specifically for MAA members to view. Please make plans to join us for these exciting events!

Lodging arrangements include 20 rooms blocked off at the Hilton Garden Inn and 25 rooms blocked off at Camp Shelby Lodging/billeting. The Hilton Garden Inn is on I-59 and only about 15 minutes from Camp Shelby. There is a group rate (code: MAA) at $102/night (check-in TBA/check-out TBA). Breakfast is included. Camp Shelby Lodging/billeting is located on the installation. Regular rooms are $35/night and must be reserved by phone. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Mississippi Archaeological Association meeting when reserving.

As Camp Shelby is a military installation, most importantly of all: you must have one valid government-issued ID (driver's license, etc.) to enter Camp Shelby.

The following links will take you to the Hilton Garden Inn and Camp Shelby Lodging webpages for more information:

Hilton Garden Inn

Camp Shelby Lodging

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