2012
(September)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: George E. Lankford
Lyon College, Batesville (Emeritus)
Digging Religion and Art

2011
(October)
Fort Smith
Keynote Speaker: Mark Christ
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Little Rock
Commemorating the Civil War in Arkansas, 2011-2015

2010 – 50th Anniversary Meeting
(September)
Hot Springs
Keynote Speaker: Brian Fagan
University of California, Santa Barbara (Emeritus)
Come Let Me Tell You a Tale… or Begin at the Beginning, Go on to the End, and Then Stop

2009
(September)
Eureka Springs
Keynote Speaker: Martha Rolingson
Arkansas Archeological Survey, Toltec Mounds State Park (retired)
Toltec Mounds: Archeology of the Mound-and-Plaza Complex

2008
(October)
Hot Springs
Keynote Speaker: Jenna Tedrick Kuttroff
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Prehistoric Textiles Recovered from Ozark Bluff Shelters with an Emphasis on Footwear and Bags

2007
(September)
Mountain View
Keynote Speaker: Samuel O. Brookes
U.S. Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi
Aspects of the Middle Archaic in Mississippi and Mid-South

2006
(September)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Mayer Gradwohl
Iowa State University, Ames
My Life in the Cemetery: Personal, CRM, and Ethnoarchaeological Ruminations

2005
Meeting canceled due to Hurricane Rita

2004
(September)
Paragould
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gayle Fritz
Washington University, St. Louis
Feasting at Early Cahokia: Food and Ritual Plants from Sub-Mound 51


2003

(September)
Fort Smith
Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Odell
University of Tulsa
La Harpe’s Journey to the Wichita

2002
(September)
Pine Bluff
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gregory Waselkov
Director, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama
French Colonial Archaeology

2001
(September)
Hot Springs
Keynote Speaker: Michael B. Collins
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin
Early PaleoIndian Occupations in Central Texas

2000
(September)
Batesville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt
Arkansas Archeological Survey, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia
Cahokia: Current Research on the Mississippian Past

1999
(September)
Fayetteville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bonnie G. McEwan
Director of Archaeology, Mission San Luis, Tallahassee, Florida
Reconstructing Mission San Luis: The Public Application of Scholarship

1998
(September)
Camden
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Saunders
Northeast Louisiana University
The Watson Brake Site: Archaic Mounds in Northeastern Louisiana

1997
(September)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Bruseth
Deputy Director, Texas Historical Commission
Discovery and Excavation of the LaSalle Shipwreck

1996
(September)
Lyon College, Batesville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. V.J. Knight, Jr.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama
Mound Building and Mississippian Religion

1995
(September)
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Henry M. Miller
Director of Research, Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland
Exploring a Vanished City and Its Lead Coffins: The Archeology of St. Mary’s City, Maryland

1994
(September/October)
Fayetteville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frank Schambach
Arkansas Archeological Survey, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia
Fantastic Archeology: Eighty Years of Excavations at the Crenshaw Site

1993
(October)
Russellville
Keynote Speaker: Sam Brookes
U.S. Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi
Prehistoric Exchange in Mississippi: 10,000 B.C. – A.D. 1500

1992
(October)
Camden
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tom Green
Director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey
The Buhl Burial: A Paleoindian Burial from Southern Idaho

1991
(October)
Crossett
Keynote Speaker: Dr. T.R. Kidder
Tulane University
The Koroa Indians of Northeast Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas

1990
(October)
Jonesboro
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Hudson
Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia at Athens
Hernando de Soto and the Battle at Mabila

1989
(October)
Fort Smith
Dr. David Hurst Thomas
Curator, American Museum of Natural History, New York
How to Find a Lost Spanish Mission: Space Age Technology in the Service of the Past

1988
(October)
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Keynote Speaker: Allen R. Saltus
Prairieville, Louisiana
Down But Not Forgotten: A Study of Riverine Watercraft

1987
(October)
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Fagan
University of California, Santa Barbara
Public Archeology and the Public: The Changing Face of America’s Past

1986
(November)
West Memphis
Dr. David Dye
Memphis State University
Shamans and Chiefs: Positions of Power in the Central Mississippi Valley

1985
(November)
Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Mainfort
West Tennessee Regional Archaeologist, Pinson, Tennessee
Pinson Mounds, Tennessee: A Unique Middle Woodland Ceremonial Site

1984
Fayetteville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Brown
Northwestern University
Spiro Mounds

1983
Hot Springs
Keynote Speaker: Brian J. Dube
Reserve, Louisiana
Amateur and professional cooperation in excavation at the Shell Hill Plantation site, Louisiana

1982
Spring Meeting (May)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

Fall Meeting (October)
Little Rock
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marvin Kay, and Dr. George Sabo
University of Arkansas, and Arkansas Archeological Survey
Excavations at the Goforth-Saindon Site in Benton County

1981
Spring Meeting (May)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: none

Fall Meeting (October)
Arkadelphia
Keynote Speaker: Dr. E. Mott Davis
University of Texas
A lecture for the public on what archeology was all about.

1980
Spring Meeting (May)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lawrence Santeford, and Bill Martin
Arkansas Archeological Survey
The Archeology of the Morrilton Area

Fall Meeting (November)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1979
Summer Meeting (June)
DeGray Lake State Park, Bismarck
Keynote Speakers: Nina Helfert (and others from Northwest Louisiana)
Excavations at the Goldmine Site in Northwest Louisiana

Fall Meeting (October)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none
Workshop on nominating sites to the National Register

1978
Spring Meeting: none that we can find

Fall Meeting (October)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Hester A. Davis
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Arkansas: Crossroads of the Past

1977
Summer Meeting (June)
location unknown
Keynote Speaker: none

Fall Meeting (November)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none
Workshop on geology in Arkansas

1976
Summer Meeting (June)
Caddo Gap
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan Morse
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Research on the Dalton Culture

Fall Meeting (October)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martha Rolingson
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Toltec Mounds State Park: Current State of Knowledge and Research Plans

1975
Summer Meeting (June)
Russellville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Muller
Southern Illinois University
Title or topic unknown.

Fall Meeting (November)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Dr. E. Mott Davis
University of Texas
Archaeology at the Stobi Site in Yugoslavia

1974
Spring Meeting
Hope and Emmett
Keynote Speaker: Hiram F. Gregory
Northwest Louisiana State University
The Los Adaes Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Fall Meeting (November)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: John Cottier
University of Missouri
Recent Excavations at the Lilbourne Site, Southeast Missouri

1973
Summer Meeting (June)
Bull Shoals State Park
Keynote Speaker: Adrienne Anderson
NPS, Mideast Archeological Center
Restudy of the Folsom Type Site in New Mexico

Fall Meeting (October)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Struever
Koster site

1972
Spring Meeting (May)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speakers: Don Wyckoff & Eliza McFadden
University of Oklahoma & Peabody Museum, Harvard
McFadden described the techniques used in making rubbings of the Spiro shell and finding pieces that matched from different collections.

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1971
Spring Meeting (May)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles R. McGimsey
The Present Status and Future Needs of American Archeology

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1970
Summer Meeting (June)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dee Ann Story
University of Tulsa
Recent Work at the George C. Davis Site

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1969
Summer Meeting (June)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Melvin Fowler
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Great Cahokia Site

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1968
Summer Meeting (June)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William G. Haag
Professor of Anthropology, Louisiana State University
Louisiana Archeology

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1967
Summer Meeting (June)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Clarence H. Webb
Shreveport, Louisiana
The Extent and Content of the Poverty Point Site

Winter Meeting (December)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1966
Summer Meeting (June)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James B. Griffin
University of Michigan
Arkansas Archeology as Viewed from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fall Meeting (November)
Little Rock
Keynote Speaker: none

1965
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. E. Mott Davis
University of Texas
Problems Concerning the Puzzling Behavior of Certain Anxious Prehistoric Caddoan Mound Builders

1964
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl H. Chapman
University of Missouri
The Osage Indians

1963
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: John Moselage
Memphis, Tennessee
Retrieving the Parkin Site Antiquities

1962
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Henry Hamilton
President, Missouri Archaeological Society, Miami, Mo.
The State Society’s Role in Archeological Salvage

1961
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Clarence H. Webb
The Poverty Point Site and Culture

1960
(September)
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Keynote Speaker: Dan Printup
Memphis, Tennessee
Excavation Techniques as Illustrated by Recent Work at the Lawhorn Site