Current Season's Newsletters

The CODEX September 2021


The CODEX October 2021


The CODEX December 2021



The CODEX January 2022

Dr. Morag Kersel presentation preview of "Pots from the City of Sin: Consequences of Buying Holy Land Antiquities" on January 30.  Other contents: [click to see full article] Field Notes "Iron Maiden Memories" by James Meierhoff in response to Dr. Marc Zender's talk on "How Writing Came to Northern Yucatan" and Michael Ruggeri's critique on claiming Pre-Clovis evidence prematurely.


The CODEX February 2022

Dr. Michael Gregory and Dr. Jane Peterson from the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation presentation preview of "Materiality & Memory: Urban Archaeology in Chicago's Bronzeville Neighborhood" on February 27. Other contents: introducing Victoria Grigelaitis, Dan Melone, Dr. Vincent LaMotta, and Dr. Dale Simpson Jr. as new Board members.  James Meierhoff's response to Dr. Morag Kersel's talk lamenting the antiquities trade. 


And a special addition:  Remembering Robert Stelton, a 4-page insert mailed to members (also link here for Stelton obituary in Chicago Tribune.)


The CODEX March 2022

Daniela Raillard Arias, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Northwestern University, presentation preview of "Above-Ground Mortuary Architecture in the Chachapoya Region, Peru" on March 27.  Other contents: Guest Essay by Board member Deb Stelton on "Driving Down to Mexico" in the 1970s.  James Meierhoff's response to Drs. Gregory and Peterson lecture on Camp Douglas/Bronzeville urban archaeology, entitled "The Space Remains the Same."


The CODEX April 2022

Dr. Vincent M. LaMotta, PhD, UIC presented on The Pueblo III to IV Transition in the American Southwest. preview of presentation for April 24. Other content, response to Daniella Railland Arias' March talk on New Research in the Chachapoya Region of Peru; Michael Ruggeri Reports on The Plumed and Horn Serpent in Ancient Southwest Rock Art; Special Report by Dr. Dale F. Simpson Jr, PhD on Pacific and Rapa Nui material culture found in The Field Museum (Chicago, IL


The CODEX May 2022

Preview of Dr. Thomas Loebel's talk for May 22, 2022 on "The DuWulf Paleoindian Project: Early Holocene Ceremonial Behavior in the Western Great Lakes." Other content, response to Dr. Vincent L. LaMotta's talk on Pueblo southwest; Michael Ruggeri Reports on Mesoamerican Themes in Southwest Rock Art; various CAS, IAAA, and Chicagoland news and notes; Deb Stelton review of a family trip in Guatemala and a delay dad....; then a student article from  North Central College. Anastazja Petersen reported

an analyzing a lithic collection from the DuPage Forest Preserve District.