Meetings & Events

Invites you to our Monthly Membership Meeting

Saturday, December 16th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

South Madison (Goodman) Public Library 

2222 S Park St #101, Madison, WI 53713

 Monette Bebow-Reinhard – Researcher and Historian

The Copper Artifact Master Database


Researcher and Historian Monette Bebow-Reinhard has been compiling the Copper Artifact Master Database (CAMD). This database has over 66,000 artifacts so far from over 300 museums and collectors. Through information she has collected, Monette Bebow-Reinhard felt challenged to show, through data collected in the CAMD how copper use “moved” and changed historically. She will be looking specifically at copper artifacts found associated with mound groups. 

Monette Bebow-Reinhard began her research at of the Oconto Copper Burial Site, oldest in the country. With a master’s in history, she put out nearly six years of newsletters before putting those aside to start working on the resource manuals. She gives presentations on a variety of topics, and her sixth published novel, another historical, was recently released by All Things That Matter Press.

Monette invites those attending to preview her updates to the Witty Typology of copper artifact types, which can be accessed by PDF at the link below. She can be reached at with questions, and has a facebook group at 


Upcoming Speakers – Mark Your Calendars


January 20th – Jon Greendeer – Ho-Chunk Historian

February 17th – Tom Jones – Trail and Marker Trees

March 17th – Jim Scherz – Mapping a Site in Jefferson

April 21st – Sissel Schroeder – Recent Archaeological Findings at Aztalan

May 19th – Kurt Sampson – Key Wisconsin Archaeology Developments

Please join the Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin for our monthly lecture series for the 2017-2018 season.  We will no longer be meeting at Elie’s Family Restaurant, but want to thank them for many times they hosted our group. We will be meeting at Madison Public Library locations as we search for a more permanent “home” for our public monthly meetings. We do want to continue our tradition of hosting our speakers for lunch, where members and guests welcome to join everyone at a nearby restaurant for lunch and conversation after the meal. The location will be decided and announced at each meeting.

The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin will host free Public Meetings every third Saturday from Autumn through Spring 

We are an informal group with members from a great deal of backgrounds, and we welcome all to join us. 

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We typically enjoy warmer summer months outside, and don’t meet indoors, opting instead for completing field work and surveying and going on site tours and other events. If you are interested in helping us schedule an event, or would like our help at your event, please let us know!

Please check our facebook page in case of weather cancellations!