We celebrated Arkansas Archeology Month 2021 throughout the month of March with a variety of online presentations. These programs included talks on the earliest inhabitants of Arkansas, the Arkansas Post, a 19th and 20th century plantation, Historic Washington State Park, Ozark cemeteries, French colonization in Arkansas, ceramic drums, Arkansas archeology, and the Survey/Society Training Program. Some 213 individuals attended the virtual talks given around the state.
One of the most successful programs was the Archeology Month Facebook Live Short Videos that were presented by Arkansas Archeological Survey staff, which focused on an array of archeological topics. The 23 videos received over 7237 views.
The Survey, Society, and Chapters used Facebook pages and other social media outlets to provide information on the talks. Newspapers, television, and radio also promoted many of the programs. In addition, a Governor’s Proclamation was received from Governor Asa Hutchinson declaring March 2021 Archeology Month!
Special thanks go to the Arkansas Archeological Society’s Bill Jordan Public Education Fund and Archeological & Environmental Consultants for funds offered in support of Archeology Month 2021.
The Arkansas Archeological Society sponsored the Archeology Month poster. It featured drawings of a variety of tasks used when doing archeology and was included in the national display of Archeology Month Posters at the 2021 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Austin, Texas.
Many thanks to all those who provided programs or who participated in some way to make Archeology Month 2021 another great success!
Archeology Month Coordinator