A tall, bearded man demonstrating replicas of Native American tools to a woman and her child under a shade tree.Arkansas Archeology Month 2024 is an annual event 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 cosponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society and is made possible through the efforts of supporters throughout the state at parks, libraries, museums, and other agencies and organizations, providing a wide variety of programs, exhibits, hands-on activities, and tours. Please join this fun and educational month-long event by submitting a program for Archeology Month.
Archeology Month often lends itself to diverse programming opportunities including hands-on activities, in-person illustrated talks by expert speakers, craft demonstrations, exhibits and book displays, and large Open House type gatherings. Alternative kinds of events include: a remote link to a guest speaker; online “virtual” exhibits; and video-recorded readings and demonstrations. Outdoor activities like tours and hikes in the fresh air can be planned with physical distancing in mind. Even guided tours can be turned into video presentations! With a little imagination, we hope that Archeology Month can be safely celebrated in 2024.
And that is our theme—Celebrate Archeology! Programs can be on any aspect of precontact or historic archeology, early Arkansas history, or Arkansas's Native Americans. You can fill out and email/mail a submission form to coordinator Michelle Rathgaber, or you can easily submit your program via Google Forms.
The deadline to get your event listed in the printed events brochure is Monday, January 15. Submissions received after this date will be placed on the Events List on the Arkansas Archeological Survey website and added to the Survey’s online Calendar.
For more information on Arkansas Archeology Month or for ideas from past years that can be retooled for 2024, please check the Arkansas Archeology Month web pages linked below.
We look forward to seeing your innovative ideas! If you have questions, please feel free to contact Michelle at 479-575-3961 or mmrathga@uark.edu.

Learn about past Archeology Month events through the links below...