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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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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. The Society Dig, as we call it, rotates around the state, and was last in our neck of the woods… Read More


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 region. In this issue you will find: April 8: Dr. Elizabeth Horton: “God Baskets & Ancestors’ Shrouds: Motifs and Iconography… Read More


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, workshops, and other activities are scheduled throughout the state at museums, historic sites, state parks, libraries, and colleges. Check out… Read More