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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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The first Kadohadacho News of 2015 is out!

The first edition of the Kadohadacho News for 2015 is out! Check it out for information on fieldwork at Dooley’s Ferry, Caney Cemetery, and the Samuels-Turner House, as well as an announcement of our upcoming speaker! Kadohadacho News 2015_02

Kadohadacho News, December 2014

Here is the Kadohadacho News for December of 2014! Highlights include: Mapping at Fort Lookout, Ouachita County Excavations at the Manley-Usrey site, Mississippi County Our December chapter speaker will be incoming station archeologist Dr. Carol Colaninno-Meeks. Join us at 7:00 in Bruce 104 on Tuesday, December 9. It’s our potluck meeting, so bring a dish… Read More

Kadohadacho News for October 2014

Hi Folks! The Kadohadacho News for October is out, though a few days late (sorry). Give it a look, and I hope to see you all on Tuesday night as we hear from Dr. Emily Beahm on the Castalian Springs site in Tennessee. Kadohadacho News 2014_10

Manuscript Monday: Jeter et al’s Overview of the LMV

Today’s Manuscript Monday is an important overview of Arkansas (and Louisiana) archaeology. Well, the southern portion of Arkansas, at least. Jeter et al’s (1989) Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Trans-Mississippi South in Arkansas and Louisiana. I’ve been using this a lot in working on the final report of last February’s fieldwork… Read More