We celebrated Arkansas Archeology Month 2022 throughout the month of March with a variety of on-line, in person, and virtual/in person presentations.
A couple of the most notable events, which were held virtually and in person, were the Archeology Job Panel discussion hosted by the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Preservation Program and the 3-part lecture series Gettin’ Dirty hosted by the Jamie C. Brandon Center for Archaeological Research and the University of Central Arkansas. The many events held across the state in different venues, year after year, attract hundreds of interested citizens of Arkansas and include a wide range of topics on Arkansas archeology and Arkansas’s past.
The Survey, Society, and Society 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.
Special thanks go to the Arkansas Archeological Society’s Bill Jordan Public Education Fund for funding offered in support of Archeology Month 2022.
The Arkansas Archeological Society sponsored the Archeology Month poster. It featured photos of AAS volunteers excavating a unit and Dr. John Samuelsen preparing samples of animal bone for isotopic analysis and was included in the national display of Archeology Month Posters at the 2022 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The Arkansas Archeological Survey sponsored the events brochures that were distributed across the state.
Many thanks to all those who provided programs or who participated in some way to make Archeology Month 2022 another great success!
Archeology Month Coordinator