Mesolithic Miscellany was set up in 1980 by T. Douglas Price, University of Wisconsin. It was a newsletter, published twice-a-year, that aimed to include virtually any information of relevance to the European Mesolithic.
It began with 69 subscribers and 20 pages and was collated, copied, and sent out by hand.
Now it has nearly 750 members on the mailing list and the last issue (21.1) was 68 pages long!
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Mesolithic Miscellany was set up following discussions at the Mesolithic conference at Potsdam in 1978. It was attached to the UISPP/IUPPS until 1987.
The subscriber list continued to grow and, despite fluctuations in the quantity of content, MM flourished. Many important, and speedy, reports from excavations were published in MM along with regional summaries, conference reports and more light-hearted pieces.
Unfortunately, in 1996 MM stopped publishing for a number of complex reasons.