The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society continues its Fall Speaker Series at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Tuesday, November 5, with a talk about ongoing research in northwest Arkansas.

Tim Mulvihill

Tim Mulvihill, station archeologist at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Research Station, has conducted archeological investigations at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren since 2006. Owned by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, the initial research was part of the rehabilitation of the house. The house was converted into a museum and teaching laboratory for Historic Interpretation and Archeology students to get first-hand experience.

The excavations focused on the backyard, where the foundations for the detached kitchen and smokehouse were relocated. This research provides a glimpse into the history of Van Buren and a compelling comparison to ongoing work at the Taylor House in nearby Winchester. This is a great opportunity to learn about Arkansas archeology and how to get involved in local research projects.

Mulvihill’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, Conference Room 102, on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Timothy S. Mulvihill earned his M.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1996. He joined the Survey in 1989 as station assistant at Arkansas State University Research Station. In 1991, he moved to the Parkin research station, where he was station assistant until 2005. In 2005, Mulvihill moved to Fort Smith to establish the new UAFS research station. His interests include Woodland and Mississippian period archeology, site survey methodologies, and mapping.

The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society is a group of people interested in the archeology and history of Arkansas. Members work with the UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey to document and preserve Arkansas’s cultural heritage and to foster and encourage interest in the preservation of sites and artifacts. The Chapter holds a monthly speaker series on the first Tuesday of each month through the Fall 2019 semester. These events are also sponsored by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey.

For more information, contact Dr. Jodi Barnes at [email protected] or 870-460-1290