2021 Virtual Annual Meeting


Welcome Message – President Jim Rees
Treasurer’s Report – Jannette Akridge
Newsletter Editor’s Report – Deb Sabo
Bulletin Editor’s Report – Glen Akridge
ARF Awards
Certificate of Appreciation for Chris Nance
Distinguished Service Award Presented to George E. Lankford   (see nomination)


Video Presentations:

Architecture within a Caddo Mound in Hot Spring County: A Preliminary View – Mary Beth Trubitt and Jami J. Lockhart

Fluvial Sequencing and Caddo Landform Modification at the Crenshaw Site (3MI6) – John R. Samuelsen and Margaret Guccione

Digging 4-H: Getting Youth Engaged in the Science of Archeology – Hope Bragg

Community Patterning at the Greenbrier Site (3IN1) – Jami J. Lockhart, Juliet E. Morrow, Sarah D. Stuckey, and Bobby Perry

The Gregoire Collection: A Fresh Look at a Survey of Ozark Bluff Shelters – Joshua J. Lynch

The Eagle Lake Mounds Site (3BR4) – Marvin D. Jeter, Robert J. Scott, Jr., Don C. Bragg

The Archeology of Experimentation: Site Survey on the Irons Fork Experimental Forest – Don C. Bragg


Live Keynote Presentation:

When: September 25th at 7:00 pm   (Zoom Meeting Room opens at 6:30 pm)
Who: Eric Mills of Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (see below)

To watch the presentation, click here.

Immediately following the keynote presentation (around 8 pm) there will be a one-hour live Zoom session in which presenters of the pre-recorded videos will summarize their topics and take questions from audience members.


Eric Mills Bio:

Eric Mills (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Archeologist and Section 106 Program Manager) – With more than 15 years’ experience working in the state, Eric has served as the cultural resource manager for the Arkansas State Military Department, in various capacities as a consultant with Terracon and Flat Earth Archeology, and as an archeologist and the Section 106 program manager for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.


This address presents the archeological record in a context that includes material culture and other evidence of human activity in addition to the records of archeology such as site forms and reports. Much like the aggregation of data from the field informs our local interpretation, the associated records also support the Section 106 review process that requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties. Professional archeologists and non-professionals alike, play an essential role by capturing information so that others may gain a better understanding of their findings. It is the relevance of all the players and the utility of their work that this talk seeks to highlight.