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