ARKANSAS ARCHEOLOGY MONTH
– March 2011 –
Theme: Archeology of Conflict
ARKANSAS ARCHEOLOGY MONTH
Please call to confirm dates & times.
Arkansas Archeological Survey
2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville, 479-575-3556
(west of Garland across from Agri Park)
• Exhibit: Collections of the UA Museum
All March, Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p
Open storage of prehistoric artifacts from Arkansas. Changing exhibit will feature historic weapons and ammunition.
• Slide-talk:Cross Hollows
March 22, 7:00p
Jerry Hilliard, Ark. Archeological Survey archeologist, will discuss the archeology of this Civil War site. Sponsored by the AAS Kokoci Chapter.
Arkansas Tech Museum
1502 N. El Paso Ave., Russellville, 501-727-6250
• Slide-Talk: A Landscape of States’ Rights: A Look at the Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 1, 7:00p
UA graduate student Duncan McKinnon will discuss how Total Station mapping and geophysical prospecting contribute to a more comprehensive story of political speech, ideological assertion, and contentious history. Sponsored by the AAS Arkansas River Valley Chapter.
Hobbs State Park
20201 Hwy. 12 E., Rogers, 479-789-5000
• Program: Van Winkle Hollow & the Civil War in NW Arkansas
March 19, 2:00p
Dave Lewis of the Benton Co. Historical Society, will detail the battles of Pea Ridge & Prairie Grove, and the importance of Van Winkle Hollow in the military maneuvers of these battles.
Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Historical Museum
201 E. 4th St., Pine Bluff, 870-541-5402
• Slide-Talk: Archeology in the Civil War
March 3, 5:30p
Dr. John House, Survey-UAPB archeologist, will discuss archeological research of Civil War sites.
Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce
306 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove, 479-846-2990
• Slide-Talk: Civil War Archeology in NW Arkansas
March 27, 2:00p
Jerry Hilliard, Ark. Archeological Survey archeologist, will discuss archeological research at Civil War sites. Sponsored by Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.
Rogers Public Library
711 S. Dixieland Rd., Rogers, 479-621-1154
• Exhibit: Lost & Found: Objects from the Civil War
All March, regular library hours
This small exhibit illustrates the range of objects found at Civil War camps and battlegrounds. Many items were recovered by local residents during construction of the new Rogers High School, which sits at the end of a Union campsite. Sponsored by the Rogers Historical Museum.
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
1 Rockefeller Dr., Heritage Farmstead Teaching Barn, 501-727-6250
• Program: Archeology Month Open House
March 5, 10:00a-4:00p
Archeological exhibits and collections on display; demonstrations of early weaponry, including atlatl and blowgun; flint knapping and Civil War reenactors.