Dr. Ann Early, the state archeologist, will be the guest speaker at the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society’s joint meeting on November 1.

In her presentation “Rewriting Arkansas’ Native Hisotry”, Dr. Early will discuss her ongoing research on Arkansas Indians, including the Caddo, Quapaw, and Osage, and their role in early Arkansas history.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, in the conference room of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. Teachers can receive continuing education credit for attending the event.

Dr. Early, the state archeologist since 1999, received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She supervises all aspects of the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s public archeology program, including site and project records, educational outreach and publications, cooperation with state and federal agencies, coordination with the Arkansas Archeological Society, and review of nominations of archeological sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

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’ cultural heritage and to foster and encourage interest in the preservation of sites and artifacts. The Drew County Historical Society interested in preserving the heritage of Drew County. Together, the two organizations will hold a monthly speaker series on the first Tuesday of each month through the Fall 2016 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.