Archeology Day at Petit Jean State Park is March 8th

Feb 20th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

Arkansas Archeology Month 2014, cosponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society, is celebrated in March with a variety of programs, exhibits, activities and tours at parks, museums, universities, libraries and elsewhere. This year’s theme is Celebrate Archeology.

The rich archeological heritage of Petit Jean State Park and the surrounding area will be explored on Saturday, March 8 with a variety of free programs for park visitors.  These will include short hikes to the park’s primary archeology site, Rock House Cave, where visitors will be able to view ancient Native American rock art.  The park will also host a special guest speaker, archeologist Emily Beahm, who will present a program titled “Mississippian Societies: A View from the Middle Cumberland Region of Tennessee.”  She will be comparing the Mississippian traditions from north-central Tennessee to those of late prehistoric people living in Arkansas.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the park at petitjean@arkansas.com or by phone at (501) 727-5441.