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Archeological Society presents 'Archeology of the Downstream People'
March 25, 2010
-- The Central
Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) will present a lecture, “Archeology
of the Downstream People,”
on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Museum's Room 182.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. John House, station archaeologist for the
Archeological Survey, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Known to the French as the "Arkansas" Indians, the Quapaws refer to
themselves as the O-Gah-Pah, the Downstream People. For more than 60
years, archeologists have searched for the sites of the early Quapaws
along the lower Arkansas River. Discovered in 1998, the Wallace Bottom
site appears to be the location of the late 1600s Quapaw village of
Osotouy and the early 1700s French settlement at Arkansas Post. Dr. John
House will provide an update on his research at Wallace Bottom and
display examples of pottery, arrow points, and cultural objects of the
early Quapaw people. Dr. House's presentation will focus on the oldest
professionally investigated and very rare contact sites recorded in all
of Arkansas. Now located on U.S. Fish and Wildlife land, the site is
For additional information, contact
Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU station archaeologist, at 870-972-2071.
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