What is the Arkansas Archeology Survey?
The Archeological Survey is part of the University of Arkansas System. Their mission is to discover, protect, and study archeological sites, to learn about the people who lived here before us and to share that knowledge with all Arkansans. Some archeological sites are associated with American Indians and their ancestors, others are settlements of European explorers, American emigrants, and other Old World peoples who made Arkansas home and transformed it from a territory to a state.
Where are they?
Survey Archeologists divide their time between research, university teaching and service to individuals and organizations who want information about archeological sites. There are eleven Research Stations across the state. Eight are located on the campuses of public university partners. Two are located at archeological state parks. One office is located in a community to help develop an Archeological Heritage facility devoted to preserving and and interpreting the prehistoric societies of the Mississippi River Valley