The Toltec Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society presents:
Dr. Jamie Brandon
“Civil War Archeology in Arkansas: What Careful Excavations Can tell Us About the Conflict”
Aug 28 @ 7pm at the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center
This lecture is free and open to the public.
More about the speaker:
Dr. Jamie C. Brandon is the Research Station Archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey stationed at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and has served on that body since its creation in 2006. Dr. Brandon is a specialist in the archeology on the 19th century American South and has worked on many Civil War period sites in Arkansas and twelve other southeastern states. His talk will outline the plans and goals of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial and how the archeology of the Civil War can improve our understanding of this most pivotal event in American history. He will talk about work at battlefields and military sites such as Wilson’s Creek, Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, Cross Hollows, Dooley’s Ferry and Helena. However, Dr. Brandon will also talk about what archeology on civilian sites occupied during the war—such as Van Winkle’s Mill, the Old State House and Historic Washington State Park–can tell us about the conflict in Arkansas.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204