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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
http://www.arkarch.org/index.php?pages/trainprog. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.