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Henderson archeologist to present at ASMSA

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Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s archeologist at the Henderson State University Research Station, will present “Archeology 101” at the next meeting of the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society.

Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt uses a global positioning system to record data at an archeological site in Hot
Spring County.

This talk will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. in the board room at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, 200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

What is archeology? How do archeologists work? What can archeologists learn by recording and excavating archeological sites? How have archeological research questions changed over the past century? This talk gets back to the basics with an overview of archeological methods and goals.

Trubitt is the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Research Station Archeologist at Henderson State University. She teaches anthropology and sociology courses at HSU, researches the long history of west-central Arkansas, and works with members of the public interested in archeology and historic preservation. Her Ouachita Mountains Archeology book was published in the Survey’s Popular Series in 2019, and her Two Caddo Mound Sites in Arkansas book was published in the Survey’s Research Series in 2021.

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