UA to host talk on Rupple Road Archaeology Project May 8

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For the past six months or so, scientists have been conducting an Archaeological dig just off Rupple Road in Fayetteville.

Next week, we’ll learn more about what they found.

The Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Arkansas Archeological Survey building on the University of Arkansas campus to discuss the findings a data recovery excavation of “site 3WA235,” located just off Rupple Road in West Fayetteville.

Speakers include Pritham Chowdhury, Eric Mills, and Lyndsay Ballew from Flat Earth Archeology, LLC, who will present a lecture titled “Right Here in Town: The Archeology of the Rupple Road Project.”

From a Facebook event announcing the lecture:

Phase I survey and Phase II testing suggested intact deposits associated with the Middle and Late Archaic periods (6000-900 B.C.E). Phase III excavations revealed a substantial historic and prehistoric artifact assemblage, ranging from the Late Paleo-Indian period through the early twentieth century. This presentation will report on the research design, methods employed, and preliminary results of this excavation.

The event will be held at the Arkansas Archeological Survey at 2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville (just off of Garland Ave., across from the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center.)

The event is free to attend and open to the public, and some refreshments will be served.

For a bit more info, check out the Facebook page for the event.