The 15th annual Island in the Plains: Black Hills Archaeological and Historical Symposium will be Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Spruce Room of the Spearfish Holiday Inn.

Throughout the day regional anthropologists, archaeologists and historians will present papers about current research, findings, and trends as they relate to the Black Hills. The day will conclude with a banquet and a presentation by Dr. Larry Agendbroad entitled “Revisiting the Hudson-Meng Site, Northwest Nebraska: Bison Kill or Natural Death.”

Registrations received prior to Monday, April 30 will receive the discounted rate of $25 to attend the symposium and $19 for the banquet. Registration on the day of the conference is $30. University students may register for $10. All registrants will receive a Black Hills poster. To register, contact Rose Fosha at 605-394-2550.

Those wishing to present at the conference should contact Rick Weathermon at rikw@uwyo.edu by Monday, April 30.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Case Library for Western Historical Studies at Black Hills State University; the South Dakota Archaeological Society; the Black Hills National Forest; the Bureau of Land Management, Newcastle, Wyo.; and the South Dakota Archaeological Research Center.

Scholars, enthusiasts, and those interested in history and archaeology are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dave McKee at 605-673-9265 or dfmckee@fs.fed.us.