The Missouri Archaeological Society (MAS) will launch its 2023-2024 event season with a presentation by Dr. Daniel Pierce Sept. 6 at the Bernice S. Warren Center for Archaeological Research (CAR).
Pierce will present over ten years of research findings during his talk “Shards and Sherds: A decade of research with the West Mexican Aztatlán Tradition.”
A research archaeologist at CAR, Pierce has analyzed thousands of obsidian and ceramic artifacts in cooperation with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) as well as various universities in Mexico, France and the United States.
Pierce uses a variety of research methods methods – including excavation, geochemical, petrographic and geospatial – to understand Aztatlán trade networks dating from 900-1250 CE.
His work has been featured in numerous scientific journals, including the “Journal of Archaeological Sciences,” “Journal of Anthropological Archaeology,” “Latin American Antiquity” and “Ancient Mesoamerica.”
The event will be held 7 p.m., Sept. 6, at the Center for Archaeological Research, 622 South Kimbrough, Springfield, Missouri.
Sponsored by the Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society, the event is free and open to the public.
About the Missouri Archaeological Society (MAS)
The Missouri Archaeological Society (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. Formed in 1935 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, MAS moved to Missouri State University in 2006. The Society holds several events and activities that are open to MAS members and the general public.
For more information about the Ozarks Chapter of MAS, contact Brandon Ives or call 417-836-5363.
For more information about future MAS events, contact the program manager at MAS@MissouriState.edu or call 417-836-3773.