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CMVAS presents highlights from 2008 summer training program at Jones Mill site

Sept. 4, 2008 -- The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will present a free public lecture by Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Henderson State University Station, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, ASU Museum, Room 182.

Dr. Trubitt will provide highlights of the 2008 Arkansas Archeological Society's summer training program at the Jones Mill site in Hot Spring County. This summer's excavations investigated stone tool production and exchange. The making of chipped stone tools from Arkansas novaculite was a focus this summer, as was the trading of these tools among early inhabitants living on the Ouachita River.

Excavations uncovered deposits dating to the Middle and Late Archaic Periods (circa 4000-1000 BC). Artifacts made from novaculite, magnetite, and other stone types were found. These Arkansas rock types occur as artifacts from as far away as Louisiana and Mississippi during the Archaic Period. In addition, excavations at the Jones Mill site near Malvern yielded information about diet and cooking technology.

For more information about the 2008 Arkansas Archeological Survey's training program, visit For information on Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt and the Henderson State University station, visit

For more information on this lecture, or about the Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU station archeologist, at ext. 2071, or by e-mail at




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