THE SURVEY'S MISSION is to study Arkansas' past, to preserve and manage information about archeological sites, and to share what we learn with the people of Arkansas.

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is a part of the University of Arkansas System. Our mission is to study and protect archeological sites in Arkansas, to preserve and manage information and collections from those sites, and to communicate what we learn to the people of Arkansas. Cooperative agreements with seven state university campuses, two state parks, and the UA System’s Winthrop Rockefeller Institute enable scholars at ten research stations around the state to carry out this mission. The Survey has been a model for statewide archeological programs in the United States and around the world.
2017 marks the Survey's 50th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, we will be posting weekly "Historic Moments" to share memories of some of our most interesting accomplishments and experiences.

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