The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Publications Program consists of three series that help us to fulfill our mission. Research Series (for archeologists), Popular Series (for general readers), and Technical Papers (specialized manuals and guides) present the results of ARAS research and submissions from other qualified authors to a wide range of audiences, from professional scholars and students to K–12 teachers, government officials, and the general public. Our focus is on the archeology of Arkansas and the South, across all time periods. A Publications Committee manages the review process, and makes the final decisions on acceptance of submitted works. The ARAS Publications Editor then performs in-house editing, desktop layout and book design, and makes arrangements for printing. You can view our manuscript submission guidelines here.
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New Series!

Military Cooperation and the Relocation of Quapaw and French Settlements in Colonial Arkansas:
A case study in colonial international relations

by Morris S. Arnold

Academic Paper Series No. 1 - 2023
This is the first in a new series dedicated to open access publications available to download for free from the Arkansas Archeological Survey website.

Click or tap image to visit the abstract page.An Archeology of Hollywood Plantation, Drew County, Arkansas

by Jodi A. Barnes Research Series No. 71, 2023  $35

""Two Caddo Mound Sites in Arkansas

by Mary Beth Trubitt Research Series No. 70, 2021  $25

""Ways of the Ancestors

by George Sabo III Popular Series No. 08, 2021  $20

"Wooden Boats and Curving Blue Lines" cover illustrationWooden Boats and Curving Blue Lines
by Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy
Popular Series No. 7, 2020  $8.50

Ouachita Mountains ArcheologyOuachita Mountains Archeology
by Mary Beth Trubitt
Popular Series No. 6, 2019  $20

Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains: Proceedings of a Seminar at the Field Museum of Natural History organized by Jonathan Haas.

edited by Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas H. Ubelaker
Contributions by:
D. Aftandilian, J. E. Buikstra, M. Finnegan, J. Haas, D. A. Kice, C. R. Nichol, D. W. Owsley, J. C. Rose, M. J. Schoeninger, G. R. Scott, C. G. Turner II, D. H. Ubelaker, P. L. Walker, and E. Weidl
VISIT THE STANDARDS FOR DATA COLLECTION  ABSTRACT PAGE for more information
Link to Abstract for Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains by Buikstra and UbelakerThis bioanthropology text and lab manual has been the standard for over 25 years. It contains summaries of methods and techniques for handling and recording all human osteological material, including dentition, with recommended essential measurements for remains of both adult and immature individuals. Nonmetric skeletal traits, pathologies, cultural modifications, and indications of diet and other behavioral characteristics are covered, among other topics. Text includes a glossary and extensive bibliography, tables, over 120 figures, and 58 pages of recording forms that can be reproduced for use in analysis.
1994, 272 pages, 140 illus., forms, Bib, Index,
ISBN 1-56349-075-7 $45.00 (Order RS44)
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CNPO OVERVIEW VOLUMES


The Central and Northern Plains (CNPO) Overviews are a set of regional archeological and bioanthropological summaries of the north central United States produced by the Arkansas Archeological Survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Written and edited by top regional scholars, these volumes are important baseline reference works for academic archeologists, students, and cultural resource managers. Summaries of sites, cultural sequences, and bioanthropology are organized in a framework of adaptation types for an overall approach emphasizing human interactions with varied and changing landscapes over the past 12,000 years.
RS47 (PDF) Archeological and Bioarcheological Resources of the Northern Plains
by George C. Frison and Robert C. Mainfort et al. 1996. 206 pages. 1-56349-078-1.
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Other volumes in this series remain in print and are available for sale through our Online Storefront.
RS45   Holocene Human Adaptations in the Missouri Prairie Timberlands
by W. Raymond Wood et al. 1995. 218 pages. 1-56349-076-5. $5.00
RS48   Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains
edited by Jack L. Hofman. 292 pages. 1-56349-079-X.  $5.00
RS49   Bioarcheology of the North Central United States
edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Jerome C. Rose. 1997. 378 pages. 1-56349-080-3. $5.00
RS50   Archeological Literature of the North Central United States
1996. 1-56349-081-1. (CNPO) CD-ROM. $5.00
RS52   Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Northern Woodlands
by Elizabeth D. Benchley et al. 1997. 370 pages. 1-56349-083-8. $5.00

SWDO OVERVIEW VOLUMES


The Southwest Division (SWDO) Overviews are a set of regional archeological and bioanthropological summaries of the south central United States produced by the Arkansas Archeological Survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Written and edited by top regional scholars, these volumes are important baseline reference works for academic archeologists, students, and cultural resource managers. Summaries of sites, cultural sequences, and bioanthropology are organized in a framework of adaptation types for an overall approach emphasizing human interactions with varied and changing landscapes over the past 12,000 years.
RS31 (PDF) Human Adaptation in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains 
by George Sabo III et al. 1988. 296 pages. 1-56349-059-5.
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RS32 (PDF) Human Adaptations and Cultural Change in the Greater Southwest: An Overview of Archeological Resources in the Basin and Range Province
by Alan H. Simmons et al. 1989. 322 pages. 1-56349-060-9.
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RS33 (PDF) From the Gulf to the Rio Grande: Human Adaptation in Central, South, and Lower Pecos, Texas
by Thomas Hester et al. 1989. 178 pages. 1-56349-061-7.
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RS35 (PDF) From Clovis to Comanchero: Archeological Overview of the Southern Great Plains
by Jack L. Hofman et al. 1989. 286 pages. 1-56349-063-3.
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RS36 The Archeological Literature of the South-Central United States
edited by W. Fredrick Limp et al. 1989. I, Author Index; II-IV, Subject Index. 1049 pages. 4 volumes. 1-56349-064-1.
Out of Print, currently unavailable
RS37 (PDF) Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Trans-Mississippi South in Arkansas and Louisiana
by Marvin D. Jeter et al. 1989. 468 pages. LOC 89-084615.
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RS38 VOLUME 1 - (PDF) The Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Gulf Coastal Plain Volume 1 by Dee Ann Story et al. 1990. 2 volumes, 748 pages. 1-56349-066-8.
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RS38 VOLUME 2 - (PDF) The Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Gulf Coastal Plain Volume 2 by Dee Ann Story et al. 1990. 2 volumes, 748 pages. 1-56349-066-8.
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RS55 Bioarcheology of the South Central United States 
edited by Jerome C. Rose. 1999. 296 pages. 1-56349-086-2.
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