Please RSVP by March 7 Abstracts due by March 14

The 36th Annual Flint Hills Archaeological Conference is meeting Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Fort Osage Education Center, Sibley, Missouri 

Submit abstracts to John Peterson at

Our auditorium seats 68 and we also have a classroom for book sales, posters, etc. Attendees can tour our museum and ed center (built in 2007) and Fort Osage (1808-1827) first built by William Clark on a high bluff adjacent to the Missouri River.

For your GPS, it’s Fort Osage Education Center, 107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088. Sibley is about 30 miles northeast of downtown Kansas City. The recommended closest town for lodging is Blue Springs, MO about 15 miles from Fort Osage. There are no hotels in the Sibley vicinity. For more historic-type lodging, there are several bed and breakfasts in historic Lexington, MO about 20 miles east of Fort Osage and near the Independence Square in Independence, MO about 20 miles to the southwest.

There are also no eating establishments in Sibley, and very few in nearby Buckner, MO. So there will be a catered lunch on Friday. March 21. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are attending so we can give the caterers a head count. Attendees will be asked to pay for their lunch. Some sort of evening reception is in the works for Friday evening, possibly at an eating/drinking establishment in Blue Springs or Independence. A field trip will be arranged for Saturday afternoon to visit the Civil War battlefield in Lexington, MO. This is the site of a major battle early in the war in 1861. The site is run as a Missouri State Park and has a museum and tour of the battlefield with various features to see, including an antebellum house that stands in the middle of the battlefield.