Retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist to speak at UAM

Mulberry River research
Dr. Mary Brennan, a retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist, will discuss the results of archeological research along the Mulberry River at the November 7 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Each year, the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society host a training program in a different location around the state. Participants in this two-week program take classes, like basic excavation or paleoethnobotany, and participate in lab and fieldwork. This year, the training program was held on Ozark National Forest lands along the Mulberry River in Franklin County where professional and amateur archeologists studied Woodland Period landscapes along the Mulberry River and found Woodland-era argillite hoes, Gary points, and clay-tempered ceramics.

Brennan will discuss the results of this archeological research and the ways this research will be used to manage the indigenous landscape, as part of their native grass restoration project.

Hear Brennan’s talk on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in UAM’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources Conference Room.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

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