Annual Lecture Series

Gettin’ Dirty with an Arkansas Archaeologist (Virtual Series)

Within the boundaries that define the state of Arkansas is a region filled with a long history of occupations, first by Native peoples and later by settlers in the early 19th century. The region is a wealth of historical and archaeological resources that document several thousand years of people utilizing, living, and thriving on the land now known as Arkansas. These people left traces of their daily lives, various uses of the landscape, a long history of exchange and trade with neighboring peoples and cultures, and tangible examples of symbolic connectedness to the region. Explore the diversity of this rich heritage by “gettin’ dirty” with Dr. Duncan McKinnon, Director of the Jamie C. Brandon Center for Archaeological Research at UCA. During a three-week period every March, journey into the past with Dr. McKinnon to explore a time long ago – but not forgotten.

The First People: The Earliest Inhabitants of Arkansas (2021)