Local Events Scheduled for Arkansas Archeology Month

Amateur archeologists join a dig.
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Amateur archeologists join a dig.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – March is Arkansas Archeology Month, an annual celebration of the state’s prehistoric and historic past. Activities at 32 venues around the state will explore features of Native American and pioneer life in Arkansas, with two of those events taking place on the U of A campus. All are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

  • Celebrate Archeology Day! Arkansas Archeological Survey archeologists will demonstrate the atlatl and spear throwing, basketry, weaving, flinknapping and more. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Arkansas Archeological Survey building located off Garland Ave., across from the Pauline Whittaker Animal Science Center.
  • U of A Museum Collections Tour and Open House. Museum staff will open the collections room for a rare public tour of the vast museum collections. 7– 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Arkansas Archeological Survey building, located off Garland Ave., across from the Pauline Whittaker Animal Science Center.

All events in Arkansas Archeology Month are co-sponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society. More information is available at the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s website.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Marilyn Knapp, archeology month coordinator
Arkansas Archeological Survey
479-575-3556, mxj02@uark.edu

Steve Voorhies, manager, media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu


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