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Middle Cumberland Archaeological Society

About the Society:

The Middle Cumberland Archaeological Society is one of the oldest existing and continually active organizations devoted to the archaeology of Tennessee. The origins of the MCAS extend back to about 1966, when the Southeastern Indian Antiquities Survey was created. The name was changed to the Southeastern Institute for Anthropological Studies to reflect the focus of the organization on both archaeology and modern Native American issues. With changing local interests, the name of the organization was formally changed to the Middle Cumberland Archaeological Society in 1976, and has held meetings at least quarterly since that time.

The basic objective of the Society is to promote interest in the study of the cultures of historic and prehistoric people in the Middle Tennessee area.


  • President: Roger Armes, 7137 Old Clarksville Pike, Joelton TN 37080
  • Vice President/Editor: Kevin E. Smith, 1222 Chenault Lane, Castalian Springs TN 37031. Phone: 615-898-5958. Email:
  • Secretary: Brenda Heinrich, 240 Sterling Road, Hendersonville TN 37075. Email:
  • Treasurer: George Heinrich, 240 Sterling Road, Hendersonville TN 37075. Email:

Benefits of membership in the MCAS include:

  • Six meetings per year held at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at Cloverbottom Mansion (home of the Tennessee Historical Commission) in Nashville, Tennessee. At each meeting, a professional speaker on an archaeological topic of local, regional, national, or international interest is sponsored.
  • Members receive six newsletter per year -- providing information on local volunteer fieldwork opportunities, museum exhibits, short articles by the members, and other announcements.
  • Opportunities to participate as volunteers on professionally directed archaeological projects in the local area.
  • A chance to talk about local archaeology with people who share these interests

To become a member:

Membership in the MCAS extends from January 1 - January 1, and entitles the member to receive the newsletter and other publications, along with an invitation to attend all MCAS functions. Dues should be paid by check or money order. 2016 Dues are: Student ($6.00); Professional Archaeologist ($6.00); Senior Citizen (60 years or older; $6.00); Individual ($10.00); Family ($12.00); Patron ($25.00). Membership requests should be sent to MCAS Secretary/Treasurer, c/o Mr. George Heinrich, 240 Sterling Road, Hendersonville TN 37075.

For more information, see the MCAS website and Facebook page or contact Kevin E. Smith, Professor of Anthropology, PO Box 10, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN 37132. (615) 898-5958. Or email to

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