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ASU, ASU Musuem will host 29th annual Mid-South Archaeological Conference

May 25, 2008 -- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will host the 29th annual Mid-South Archaeological Conference on Saturday, June 7, at the ASU Museum. A welcome and introduction will be held at 9 a.m., preceding a full day of slide presentations by professional archaeologists, who will present results of recent fieldwork and research. This year’s conference is sponsored by the ASU-Jonesboro Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Central Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society (CMVAS). The meeting is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the cultural history of the mid-south is encouraged to attend.

The theme of this year’s conference is the archaeology of the Middle Mississippian Era (A.D. 1100-1300). Exhibits of Middle Mississippian artifacts from northeast Arkansas will be on display.

As part of the conference, field trips to a select number of famous Middle Mississippian period archaeological sites are scheduled for Sunday, June 9. Sites will include Schaeffer's Eddy and the Jarrett site in Randolph County, the fortified villages of Kreb's Place and Old Town Ridge in Craighead County, and the McClellan site, a multi-mound civic and ceremonial center in Poinsett County.

Advance registration is required to attend the Sunday field trip. Please contact conference chair and organizer Dr. Julie Morrow at (870) 972-2071 or for more information or to register for the field trip.  




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