Arkansas has been officially celebrating archeology since 1991. In 2002, Arkansas Archeology Week expanded to Arkansas Archeology Month. The annual event is a time to encourage public interest and participation in the prehistory and history of Arkansas with programs, exhibits, workshops, excavations, and tours. Archeology Month is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey.
The 2016 theme is “Celebrate Archeology” and to help you celebrate, The University of Arkansas Press is offering seven outstanding books for 25% off in the month of March. To take advantage of the deal, enter code ARKARCH at checkout on www.uapress.com, or mention the code when you call 800-621-2736.
Essays in Honor of Dan and Phyllis Morse
Edited by Robert C. Mainfort Jr. and Marvin D. Jeter
$27.95 paper, on sale for $20.96
The 10 essays in this collection were written in honor of the contributions made in researching rich archaeological heritage of Arkansas by Dan and Phyllis Morse from the inception of the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1967 to their retirement in 1997. Arkansas Archaeology will be of great interest to professional archaeologists and anthropologists, but the essays are also accessible to students, amateur archaeologists, historians, and enthusiastic general readers.
Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth
Robert C. Mainfort Jr .
$59.95 cloth, on sale for $44.97
Pinson Mounds: Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth is a comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of the largest Middle Woodland mound complex in the Southeast. Located in west Tennessee about ten miles south of Jackson, the Pinson Mounds complex includes at least thirteen mounds, a geometric earthen embankment, and contemporary short-term occupation areas within an area of about four hundred acres. A unique feature of Pinson Mounds is the presence of five large, rectangular platform mounds from eight to seventy-two feet in height. Along with an overview of this important and unique mound complex, Pinson Mounds also provides a reassessment of roughly contemporary centers in the greater Midsouth and Lower Mississippi Valley and challenges past interpretations of the Hopewell phenomenon in the region.
Digging for History at Old Washington
Mary L. Kwas • Foreword by Jay S. Miller
$34.95 cloth, on sale for 26.22
A prosperous town fully involved in the events and society of the territorial, antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras, Washington became in a way frozen in time by a series of events including two fires, a tornado, and being bypassed by the railroad in 1874. Now an Arkansas State Park and National Historic Landmark, Washington has been studied by the Arkansas Archeological Survey over the past twenty-five years. Digging for History at Old Washington joins the historical record with archeological findings such as uncovered construction details, evidence of lost buildings, and remnants of everyday objects.
Raiders of the Lost Arkansas
Robert C. Mainfort Jr.
$39.95 cloth, on sale for $29.97
Samuel C. Dellinger (1892–1973) made it his life’s work to ensure that future Arkansans would remember their state’s pre-historic past. He gathered nearly eight thousand prehistoric artifacts in order to keep them from going to out-of-state museums—including Harvard’s Peabody, the Field in Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institution—and private collectors. The book includes a detailed biography of Dellinger, as well as a discussion of his work, an overview of major collecting efforts in Arkansas by out-of-state institutions, and a history of the University of Arkansas Museum. Lavishly illustrated with over two hundred images of artifacts, this book will now permit archeologists to see some of the pieces Dellinger’s lifetime of work saved and preserved.
A Pictorial History of Arkansas’s Old State House
Celebrating 175 Years
Mary L. Kwas
$49.95 cloth, on sale for $37.47
Arkansas’s Old State House, arguably the most famous building in the state, was conceived during the territorial period and has served through statehood. A Pictorial History of Arkansas’s Old State House traces the history of the architecture and purposes of the remarkable building. Brief biographies of secretaries of state, preservationists, caretakers, and others are included, and the book is generously illustrated with early and seldom-seen photographs, drawings, and memorabilia.
The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri
James F. Cherry • Foreword by Robert C. Mainfort Jr.
$59.95 cloth, on sale for $44.97
In 1981, James F. Cherry embarked on what evolved into a passionate, personal quest to identify and document all the known headpots of Mississippian Indian culture from northeast Arkansas and the bootheel region of southeast Missouri. Produced by two groups the Spanish called the Casqui and Pacaha and dating circa AD 1400–1700, headpots occur, with few exceptions, only in a small region of Arkansas and Missouri. Cherry’s decades of research have culminated in this lavishly illustrated book, a fascinating, comprehensive catalog of 138 identified classical style headpots and an invaluable resource for understanding the meaning of these remarkable ceramic vessels.
A Narrative History • 2nd edition
Jeannie M. Whayne, Thomas A. DeBlack, George Sabo III, Morris S. Arnold
Geographer, Joseph Swain • With a Foreword by Ben Johnson
$45.00 cloth, on sale for $33.75
Arkansas: A Narrative History is a comprehensive history of the state that has been invaluable to students and the general public since its original publication. Four distinguished scholars cover prehistoric Arkansas, the colonial period, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and incorporate the newest historiography to bring the book up to date for 2012.
A new chapter on Arkansas geography, new material on the civil rights movement and the struggle over integration, and an examination of the state’s transition from a colonial economic model to participation in the global political economy are included. Maps are also dramatically enhanced, and supplemental teaching materials are available.
For more information about Arkansas Archeology Month, visit the Arkansas Archeological Survey.