Invest in the Past
The Archeological Research Fund (ARF) was established by the Arkansas Archeological Society to provide money not available from other sources for archeological projects in Arkansas. Money from the Research Fund can help with different aspects of archeological research, such as radiocarbon analysis of charred material for dating or identification of small seeds or bones by specialists.
Money is raised for the Archeological Research Fund through a Silent Auction and Raffle, held during the Annual Meeting each year, and through donations from members and other supporters.
Contributions to ARF are deposited in a special account, and money earned from interest is used to provide grants. A Committee of the Society receives proposals for the use of ARF funds, and awards are announced at the Annual Meeting. Contributions to the Archeological Research Fund are tax deductible as donations to a nonprofit organization.
Donate to ARF
If you would like to make a monetary donation to ARF, please make your check payable to the Archeological Research Fund, and send it to: Arkansas Archeological Society, 2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704. An acknowledgment and receipt will be sent to you.
If you would like to donate a book, artwork, or other object for the Silent Auction, please contact the Society at email@example.com.
Previous ARF Grant Recipients:
Dr. Carl Drexler (ARAS-SAU) – radiocarbon dating of samples from Area 1 at the Holman Springs site
Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt (ARAS-HSU) – stipend for a part-time lab technician to assist with artifact inventory and analysis of novaculite quarry debris from Shady Lake
Tim Mulvihill (ARAS-UAFS) and Dr. Jami Lockhart (ARAS-CO) – radiocarbon dates from charred posts at the Neeley’s Ferry site
Tim Mulvihill (ARAS-UAFS) and Mary Brennan (Forest Service-retired) – radiocarbon dates for materials excavated at the Woolsey site during the 2017 AAS Training Program
Dr. Timothy Perttula
Dr. Jeffrey Mitchem
Dr. Marvin Jeter
Jack Stewart (SRP-ARAS) – radiocarbon dating of bone samples from cremation burials at 3LA5, a Fourche Maline site
David Jeane (AAS Member) – 2 C-14 dates to be done on charcoal samples from 3HE92, a Caddo farmstead in SW Arkansas
Dr. Martha Rolingson
Michael Nassaney (Dept. of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts) – chronometric dating of the Coy site (3LN20)
Dr. Martha Rolingson