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 May 2013 issue of the Kadohadacho News (volume 8, issue 4) 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: Details about the upcoming AAS Summer Training Program (AKA “The Summer Dig”) near [...]
Congratulations to Carl Carlson-Drexler on the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation at the College of William and Mary this morning at 9:00 am. Carl’s dissertation, entitled “Dooley’s Ferry: The Archaeology of a Civilian Community in Wartime,” was based on 6 years’ worth of archeology here in southwestern Arkansas using resources and staff from the [...]
Duncan McKinnon successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation yesterday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. McKinnon’s dissertation, entitled “Battle Mound: Exploring Space, Place, and History of a Red River Caddo Community in Southwest Arkansas,” is the product of a seven year collaboration between Duncan and the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Southern Arkansas Research Station. McKinnon focused his project on Battle [...]
When: April 9, 2013, 7pm Where: The Magnolia Room, second floor of the Reynolds Center on the SAU Campus, Magnolia, AR Our April program will be given by John Samuelsen, an important member of the AAS Computer Services Program (CSP) and a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. John will [...]
The April 2013 issue of the Kadohadacho News (volume 8, issue 3) 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 9 Speaker–John Samuelsen (Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Computer Service Program) will talk about [...]