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The Southern Arkansas University Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey (AAS-SAU) is located on the SAU campus in Magnolia, Arkansas. The AAS-SAU Research Station is responsible for the archeological resources of 11 counties in southwestern Arkansas. The station territory stretches from the southern edge of the Ouachita Mountains to the Arkansas/Louisiana state Line, and incorporates the Great Bend region of the Red River. The late prehistoric and protohistoric inhabitants within the station territory were members of the Caddoan culture (in the west) and the Plaquemine culture (in the east). Among the important sites in the SAU station territory is Crenshaw, the earliest known Caddoan ceremonial center, and Historic Washington State Park, an antebellum town restored and interpreted by Arkansas State Parks and the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.

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Basic Excavation Units, Covered Against Rain

June Rambles for the ARAS-SAU Crew

June is a busy month for the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Each year, we help run the Arkansas Archeological Society’s annual Training Program dig, a 2.5 week-long excavation on some important site, somewhere in the state. […]

Dr. Elizabeth Horton, Research Station Archeologist at the Toltec Mounds Research Station will be our speaker this month.

Horton to talk about Iconography in the Sacred & Ceremonial Textiles and Basketry of Southeastern Indians

When:  April 8, 2014, 7pm Where: The Magnolia Room, second floor of the Reynolds Center on the SAU Campus, Magnolia, AR The final speaker in our spring series will be Dr. Elizabeth Horton—the AAS Research […]


April 2014 Newsletter

The April 2014 issue of the Kadohadacho News (volume 9, issue 3) [pdf] is now available. The Kadohadacho News is newsletter for the Kadohadacho Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society serves southwest Arkansas and the Ark-La-Tex […]


March is Arkansas Archeology Month!

Join us in celebrating archeology in March! Arkansas Archeology Month is an annual celebration commemorating Arkansas’s cultural heritage as revealed through the archeology of both prehistoric and historic eras. Exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, tours, open houses, […]

James Rees excavating at Block 6 in Historic Washington State Park, 2012.

Rees to talk about “Drums Along the Arkansas”

When:  March 11, 2014, 7pm Where: The Magnolia Room, second floor of the Reynolds Center on the SAU Campus, Magnolia, AR Our Arkansas Archeology Month program will be James A. Rees, Jr., retired Arkansas educator […]

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