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Archeological Survey, partner to host Native American cultural event
Arkansas State University Museum and the Arkansas Archeological Survey
will partner to host a free archeological event that will allow guests
to have Native American artifacts identified on Saturday,
March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ASU Museum, located at 320
West Circle, Jonesboro, in the west wing of the Dean B. Ellis Library.
will be held in the museum’s Main Gallery on the second floor of the
library building. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU station archeologist with the Arkansas
Archeological Survey, and other professional archeologists, will be on
hand to identify Native American pottery, stone tools, and stone
points. Definitively identifying these objects helps visitors learn more
about the age, function, and cultural meaning of objects that have been
found throughout the region. The archeologists will not appraise,
authenticate, or perform conservation. Visitors are invited to bring any
artifacts—this is a great opportunity to learn about the people who
lived in Arkansas hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago.
Visitors will also be able to create their own percussion instruments
from recycled materials. Native Americans used percussion instruments
such as drums, rattles, and bells for ceremonial, healing, and
entertainment purposes. A Native American story will be set to the
percussion rhythms that visitors create together.
Visitors can also earn two different scout patches at this event. Two
current ASU Museum exhibitions are worth a patch each; the exhibitions
are Exploring the Frontier: Arkansas 1540–1840 and the Native American
culture exhibition, Portals of the Soul. The necessary paperwork is
available at the Museum, and the completed and signed forms can be taken
to local scouting offices, where the patches may be purchased for a
This event offers something of interest for all ages. Families can
explore history, archeology, mathematics, music, and the arts. The ASU
Museum supports lifelong learning and encourages families to play
together and learn together.
For information on archeology-themed birthday parties, visit http://museum.astate.edu.
Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The ASU Museum is closed on
Mondays and university holidays. Admission is free, although donations
are gratefully accepted.
For more information, visit the ASU Museum online at
or call the museum at (870) 972-2074.
For more information, contact
Lenore Shoults (firstname.lastname@example.org),
assistant director, ASU Museum, at (870) 972-2074.
Archaeologist Robert Taylor holding a Sloan Dalton point, circa 10,000
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