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CSASI Membership

Journal submissions

Changes to the Calendar of Events

CSASI Quick Membership

State web sites

Change of address state members

Relic Authentication

CSASI Officer positions

2014 dues increase Institutional Membership
Archeological Resources Protection Act
ARPA
Constitution and By-laws of The Central States Archaeological Society
Late Journals - current year 2016 draw down info  
Duties of the CSASI President Duties of the CSASI Editor-In-Chief Duties of the CSASI Secretary-Treasurer
Duties of the CSASI 1st Vice President Duties of the Institutional Liaison Duties of the Nominating Committee
Duties of the CSASI 2nd Vice President Duties of the CSASI Business Manager Duties of the CSASI Librarian
  Duties of the CSASI Publishing And Finance Committee
Stolen Relics  


Journals
  • I have not been receiving my journals, who can I contact?
Contact the state society officers of the state where you are a CSASI member. Click here to view the current state CSASI officers. Be sure to have available information to assist them such as:
  • When you paid your dues.
  • How you paid your dues, check number if by check.
  • When the check cleared your bank.

  • I need to elevate the issue of not receiving my journals from the state society, who do I contact, and what information should I supply?
Click on the below link to notify the CSASI editor. Please be sure to include the same information as above PLUS the state society you are a member of.
Click here to email EditorCSAJ@gmail.com
   

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Officers
  • I am interested in becoming a state society officer. How do I proceed?
Contact the state society officers of the state where you are interested in running for office. The president of the society can assist you with this information.
  • I am interested in running for a Central States Archaeological Societies level officer position. How do I proceed.

The Annual Central States Archaeological Societies meeting in conjunction with the show in Collinsville each year elects officers. All members are invited to attend. At this meeting, officers will be chosen for the upcoming term. All members are eligible to be nominated for and run for office.

Please read the Constitution and By-laws of The Central States Archaeological Society. Contact the president to learn more.


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Central States Archaeological Society Policy
  • Constitution and By-laws of The Central States Archaeological Society

Constitution and By-laws of The Central States Archaeological Society.

  • 2010 CSASI Standing Rules
2010 CSASI Standing Rules PDF
 

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Changes to the Calendar of Events
  • I coordinate the state society events, who do I need to contact to get the web site and journal updated?

Contact the CSASI 1st Vice President. As CSASI 1st Vice President, one duty is to coordinate between the journal editor and web master all event modifications. Send an email with the pertinent information for the events page and journal. Include:

  • Date - Example Jan 20 2010
  • State - Example Mo
  • Time - Example 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location - Full address and name of facility
  • Contact Phone - Include area code 999-999-9999

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Journal submissions

  • Can anyone send in a story or photo for the journal?

You must be a CSASI member. Contact the CSASI editor to submit journal images and /or stories about relics. Please read how to submit articles.


  • Who do I contact to submit?
Contact the editorial staff at csasi-editor

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Central States Archaeological Societies Membership

  • How many journals will I receive?
The Central States Archaeological Journal is published collectively by the State Societies. Membership to one of the state societies entitles you to the CSA Journal 4 times per year.
  • Can I mail my membership in?
Yes. See the page about joining the CSAS. The business address is located there. Send all the data requested along with your membership check.
  • Who do I contact to have my mailing address changed?
Contact the CSASI business manager with your new address to receive the journal and other CSAS material.
Contact the business manager at csasi-businessmanager
  • If you joined in July, would the membership would be for a full year starting from the date of payment (ex: July 04 - June 05), or would it be prorated somehow?
The payment would be prorated to the first of the year. If someone joins very late in a calendar year, then dues might go towards the new year.
  • How do subscription services or libraries become a member?
All who wish to become a CSAS member; individual joining a specific state society or an institution can join on the web site or by contacting the state (joining a specific state) or CSAS Institutional Manager (institution).
  • I am a member of another Archaeological Society, and they are not on the list. Your web site will not let me continue to subscribe without listing a member state. Does this mean I cannot subscribe to the CSAS publication?
You can join any state society within the Central States Archaeological Societies. You do not need to be a resident of the state society you join. Anyone and any organization can become a member of the Central States Archaeological Societies.

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Central States Archaeological Societies QUICK Membership

  • How is the quick membership processed?
  1. The PayPal transactions are reviewed on a regular schedule .
  2. The membership name and mailing address are sent to the CSASI editor.
  3. The editor compiles a list of recent new members and sends this list to the CSASI Business Manager.
  4. New members are mailed the current issues of the CSASI journals
  5. Thereon the new members receive issues
  • Who do I contact with questions about the quick membership?
Contact the CSASI Editor at EditorCSAJ@gmail.com with any questions.
  • How long is it after the quick membership is paid through PayPal that I can expect a journal?
Expect a journal in the mail within one to two months.

 

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CSAS State Web sites

  • Can State member societies put a web site on the CSASI server?
Yes. The Central States Archaeological Society maintains its web server and retains space for its member states.
  • Who do I need to contact to find out more?
Contact the Webmaster at csawebmaster for details.

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Change of Address

  • I am moving, how do I notify CSASI of the new address to mail the journal to?
Send your full name and new address, including your new nine digit zip code to the csasi-businessmanager.
Snail mail: CSASI Business Manager Postal Address

Process your new address takes about four weeks, so be sure to give us your new address as soon as you can.
  • I forgot to notify the CSASI business manager about my new mailing address, can I get a replacement journal?
The cost of replacing a journal when you move and fail to notify the CSAS is $6.73. If you move and do not notify CSAS Business Manager, you will be charged this amount to get a replacement journal. There will be no exceptions. Contact csasi-businessmanager.
 

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Change of Address for CSASI Officers

  • How do I notify CSASI of the new CSASI Officers address?

 

Contact the CSASI 1st Vice President. Send the full name and new address, including your new nine digit zip code to the CSASI Vice President. As CSASI 1st Vice President, one duty is to coordinate between the journal editor and web master to keep the officers information current and accurate.

Check the current Central States Archaeological Societies Officers web page for the CSASI 1st Vice President contact information.

Place a descriptive subject on the email. Email without subject may be deleted as spam.

The correct format for submission is: Note each position is on a separate line, position followed by contact data. Phone number 999-999-9999 followed by email if available

EG

President
Dennis Burgess
1000 Burgess Mill Rd.
Cookeville, TN. 38506-7635
999-999-9999
daeburgess@charter.net

Vice President
Leroy Irons
875 Newton Ln.
Gallatin, TN. 37066-8754
999-999-9999

 


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Authentication

  • I have a very nice relic I would like to find out if it is authentic. How would I go about getting that done?
CSAS does not condone the selling of Indian artifacts. But CSAS does recognize that fraudulent pieces are being passed as authentic every day.

To battle this some individuals are turning to relic authentication. Some of these can be found in our member links.

Authentication is a subjective art and as such can be construed as an opinion. Please be careful when using such service.

CSAS is not in partnership with any authentication services.


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50 year CD

  • I purchased the 50th Anniversary CD by mailing in the form with a personal check.
    I have not received the CD. Please advice.
The 50 year CD project has been put on hold.

The members will be notified when we have continued this project. Meanwhile, refunds are being processed for the members who have sent in requests for them. Due to the fact that the X Editor In Chief , Ellen Worley, has both the list of members who purchased the CDs and the money, we are only able to refund the checks upon proof of payment.

To process your refund we need a copy of the check (front and back) sent to Jack Willhoit, PO Box 1486, Lexington, SC 29071 or email to lithoman123@aol.com At that time your request will be processed and your money will be refunded. Please include the mailing address for your refund.


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Journal Articles

  • Where do I go on the web site to read a journal article?

to view journal articles on the web site:

  1. On the main page scroll down to the sentence: With the help of members from 17 state societies we publish the Central States Archaeological Journal four times per year. (view selected journal articles)
  2. Click on the link: view selected journal articles

OR

  1. In the left hand menu
  2. click on the 'articles' link
  3. click on the year of the issue you wish to view
  4. click on the issue you wish to view

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Purchase of Journals, and library journal orders

  • I sent in a hand written order for a set of journals, but found the cost had changed. Why?

The CSASI officers occasionally modify the price of the journals. This may occur during the annual officers meeting.

The next printed journal then reflects this price change. However some individuals will order from a journal 1 year or 10 years old which is not current. The current cost of journals for purchase can always be viewed on the CSASI web site.


  • What are the shipping prices when I purchase journals?

Please see the mail in journal purchase form for postal rates.

These rates are subject to change.


  • I sent in an order to the librarian for this years journal, why can't I purchase them from the librarian?

Current year issues are not available through the librarian until march of the following year.
Contact your state society to purchase current year issues.


  • I sent in an order to the librarian for this years journal but have not received my order.

IMPORTANT: always include your phone number when corresponding concerning a CSASI journal order.

There was likely a problem with your order and it could not be filled. Common order problems are including special journal issues in bulk order specials. This is clearly indicated in the ordering process.

Check your spam folder, emails may be going there and you are not seeing the attempts to get the order corrected.


  • I'd like to use the "10 Journals for $30" option. I do not see anywhere on the form to indicate which journals I want

When you entering the data into paypal there is a data field for specifying the desired journal issues; specify quantity, year, volume and issue. Please verify the desired issues are available.

Common order problems are including special journal issues in bulk order specials.


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2014 Dues Increase

  • Dues increase based upon my state of residency?

The Central States Archaeological Society (CSAS) subscription/membership cost for 2014 will be increasing and will have two levels. When you mail in your annual dues, you must now base your dues upon your state of residency. If you live in the continental United States you are in the first level dues category, else you are in the second level. Here are the amounts:

  • First level; $24.00 for the continental United State (i.e. 48 states).
  • Second level; $30.00 all areas outside of the continental U.S., (i.e., Alaska, Hawaii, foreign counties, and oversea).

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Institutional Membership

  • Institutional Membership

Periodical subscription services, Universities and colleges in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) are eligible for Institutional Membership. As an institutional member, one does not join a specific state society, but the Central States Archaeological Societies as an organization.

Institutional Membership
please join HERE

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ARPA

  • Where can I read more about the ARPA laws?


Federal Regulations protecting Archeological Resources consult the following documents
(PFD Format, Acrobat Reader Required to View Documents)

 


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Stolen Relics

  • What is the procedure for reporting a stolen relic at a CSASI event?


Its against the law to steal.

  • Report the stolen relics to the event coordinators, find them listed along with the event on the events page.
  • Provide all documentation to support your claim.
  • Provide any available images.

 




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