The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society is continuing its Fall Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 1, with a presentation by Dr. Carl Drexler, the Station Archeologist at the Southern Arkansas University Research Station. Dr. Drexler, pictured above, will talk about ongoing research in southwest Arkansas.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room, room 102, of the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus.
In June, the Arkansas Archeological Society met in DeQueen for its annual training program. The research focused on two sites, Lockesburg Mounds (a giant Caddo ceremonial center) and Holman Springs (a precontact saltworks). Dr. Drexler will talk about the backgrounds of these sites, how archeologists research these two very different places, and how the Society and Arkansas Archeological Survey collaborated to achieve very important research advancements for understudied aspects of Arkansas’s native history. This is a great opportunity to learn about Arkansas archeology and how to get involved in local research projects.
Dr. Carl Drexler is a Research Station Archeologist with the Southern Arkansas University Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey. He earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and his M.A. from the University of Nebraska. He has been working in Arkansas since 2001 on military sites, including the battlefield of Pea Ridge, as well as Caddo sites in southwest Arkansas. His research interests include conflict archeology, spatial analysis, and historical archeology of the U.S. South and Midwest.
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.