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.