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Dr. Morrow to headline 'Picture the Past' archeology event at Rockefeller Institute

Oct. 7, 2008 -- (Release courtesy of Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, University of Arkansas System.)  

Dr. Juliet Morrow, Arkansas Archeological Survey station archeologist and professor at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, will be the guest speaker at an archeology film and lecture event to be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is located on Petit Jean Mountain, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton.

The event is part of “Picture the Past,” a cooperative venture between the Rockefeller Institute and the
Arkansas Archeological Survey. Now in its second year, the program aims to broaden the public’s exposure to archeology through films and guest lecturers and is generally held the second Thursday of every other month at 7 p.m.

A film about flintknapping will begin this year’s series. It examines how prehistoric hunters provided tools needed for daily survival and explains the ancient skill of stone tool making and the art of flintknapping.

Morrow will discuss the fundamentals behind this ancient art form based on her experience in recreating these stone tools and on research she conducted on Clovis points and other forms from 11,500 years ago.

"Picture the Past" events are free and open to the public. A North American archeology study guide CD is also available at no charge to "Picture the Past" participants. This study guide is made available in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute of the University of Arkansas System is a unique educational center with conference and lodging facilities. Committed to acting as a catalyst, its vision involves combining the legacy and ideas of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller with the resources and expertise of the state’s premier university system. Its mission is to develop diverse programs that nurture ideas, policies and activities to make life better in Arkansas.

The Rockefeller Institute accomplishes its mission by offering a variety of workshops, seminars, public lectures, conferences and special events. Program areas include archeology, the arts, culinary arts, public affairs, language instruction, the environment, heritage, and health and wellness.

For more information, visit the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute at, or call (501) 727-5435.



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