Due to the efforts of a few dedicated citizens, the Survey had the opportunity to document a derelict boat in the Mississippi River.
The Pine Bluff research station is located on the UAPB campus. The station archeologist teaches courses in the UAPB Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The station is responsible for the archeological resources of eight counties of east-central Arkansas, extending from Little Rock to the Mississippi River. This territory encompasses portions of diverse physiographic regions including the Delta, the Gulf Coastal Plain, and the Ouachita Mountains. The archeological heritage of the area includes sites representing the entire temporal sequence, from the earliest Paleoindians at about 11,500 B.C., through Colonial and Historic Arkansas. The best-known site in station territory is Menard-Hodges in the Osotouy Unit of Arkansas Post National Memorial. Menard-Hodges is part of a complex of sites thought to include the Quapaw village of Osotouy and the earliest Arkansas Post, which was the first European settlement in what became France’s Louisiana colony.
Former UAPB Station Assistant Robert J. Scott is now heading our Parkin research station, and we are currently searching for a new UAPB station archeologist. For assistance or questions in the meantime, please reach out to the Plum Bayou Mounds station, or contact our Coordinating Office in Fayetteville by phone at 479-575-3556 or via email at arkarch@uark.edu.

Contact Us

Coordinating Office, Fayetteville
(479) 575-3556

Dr. Bob Scott, Parkin Station Archeologist
(870) 535-4509
Email: rscottjr@uark.edu

Dr. Paige Ford, Plum Bayou Mounds Station Archeologist
(501) 961-2420
Email: paigef@uark.edu


Dr. John H. House, Station Archeologist (retired)
Email: jhhouse@uark.edu

Arkansas Archeological Survey
P.O. Box 4814, UAPB
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(501) 727-6250 or 1-866-972-7778