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Interested in archeology? Oct. 3 presentation to detail state archeological society

Gillian Steeno

Gillian Steeno of the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present “Interested in Archeology? Learn about the Society and Become a Volunteer!” at the October meeting of the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society. This talk will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (200 Whittington, Hot Springs). The event is free and open to the public.

The Arkansas Archeological Society was founded in 1960 and has become a flagship archeological volunteer organization in the years since its founding. With its three major events held each year – the Training Program, the Annual Meeting, and Archeology Month – seasoned volunteers and members of the public alike have opportunities to learn about Arkansas’s past. This presentation traces the trajectory of the Society since 1960, its intertwined nature with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, and where the organization is hoping to go in the future. Bring your Society memories, ideas for the future, and even bring along a friend.

Gillian Steeno works with the Arkansas Archeological Society in the role of Society/Survey Liaison. She is housed at the Arkansas Archeological Survey Coordinating Office in Fayetteville. Throughout the year, she helps coordinate and plan the Society’s major outreach events including the Training Program, the Annual Meeting, and Archeology Month. She is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas, receiving her master’s degree in Anthropology in Summer 2023.

The 2023 Arkansas Archeological Society Training Program team.

The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station at Henderson State University (1042 Haddock St., Arkadelphia) holds regular Archeology Lab Days on Thursdays. Students and members of the public are invited to come by the research station on Thursdays between 9 am and 4:30 pm to learn more about archeology in Arkansas. For more information, contact Mary Beth Trubitt (870-230-5510).

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