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Arkansas Archeology Month

The Arkansas Archeological Society participates in an annual outreach event called Arkansas Archeology Month. Held in March each year, Archeology Month is designed to broaden the public’s interest and appreciation for Arkansas’s archeological resources and to encourage the public’s participation in conservation and preservation efforts.

Archeology Month is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey and is made possible through the efforts of supporters throughout the state at parks, libraries, museums, and other agencies and organizations. Each Society Chapter is expected to sponsor events to introduce the public to the archeological resources of Arkansas.

Archeology Month events and activities include exhibits, tours, workshops, slide-talks, open houses, archeological excavations, and other special events. A Schedule of Events is published each year to advertise the various activities, and a special poster is often produced to commemorate the event.

The event began as Arkansas Archeology Week in 1991, and expanded to a month-long format in 2002.

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The Training Program

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The Annual Meeting

Arkansas Archeological Society 2017 Annual Meeting
September 29 – October 1, North Little Rock

Meeting Information                                    Register Here!

The Arkansas Archeological Society’s Annual Meeting will be held in North Little Rock at the Wyndham Hotel. This is a downtown hotel with southern charm, warm hospitality, and a wealth of amenities, situated on the picturesque Arkansas River. Wifi and free breakfast are included. The hotel features two restaurants, the Riverfront Steakhouse and Benihana. There is a free shuttle to the River Market, just across the river. All of the usual events will take place including the Friday evening reception, Saturday presentation of papers, and the Saturday evening banquet with keynote speaker, Dr. Jan Simek, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It will be a fun and eventful time! Registration and more information coming soon. Mark your calendars.

 

Each year, on or near the last weekend of September, the Arkansas Archeological Society holds its Annual Meeting. Besides the opportunity to visit with friends and have a great time, the meeting offers a variety of activities, as follows:

Events start on Friday evening with a membership reception.

On Saturday, papers on current archeological topics are presented by professional and amateur archeologists from throughout Arkansas, in a 20-minute format, usually with slides. The annual Business Meeting is held Saturday morning and includes the presentation of certificates for the completion of the Certification Program and Certificates of Appreciation.

On Saturday evening, a banquet is held, during which Society awards are made (Nominations Form). After the dinner, a Keynote Speaker—a specially selected archeologist from outside Arkansas—makes a presentation on his or her work.

On Sunday morning, trips to local museums or archeological sites are conducted.

A highlight of the meeting is the ARF Silent Auction. Many wonderful items, including books, artwork, posters, jewelry, etc., are donated to raise money for the Research Fund. In addition to the Silent Auction, books and reproductions are usually available for purchase, as well.

For a list of past meetings, click here.