Another successful Archeology Month was held this past March, with an increase in programs from last year. There were 53 programs held at 33 venues across the Arkansas, announcement through a printed Events Brochure and on the web site. Highlights of this year's event included a cave exploration at Whitzen Hollow, a canoe float program at Pinnacle Mountain State park, and a discussion of fishing lures at Logoly State Park, among many others programs. Paticipating venues included:
State & National Parks:
Buffalo National River, Cossatot River State Park, Devil's Den State Park, Hampson Museum State Park, Lake Charles State Park, Lake Ouachita State Park, Logoly State Park, Mammoth Spring State Park, Old Davidsonville State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park, Petit Jean State Park, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park.
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Arkansas Post Museum, ASU Museum, ATU Museum, Bella Vista Historical Museum, Clark County Historical Museum, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Historical Museum, and Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
Libraries, Colleges, & Others:
Arkansas Archeological Survey, Arkansas School of Math & Sciences, Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Parkway Village Commons, Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center, Southern Arkansas University and University of Arkansas-Monticello.
Special thanks must go to those who supported Archeology Month 2005 through their donations: SPEARS Inc., Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program of the Department of Arkansas Heritage gave generously. In addition, thanks go to the business members, whose dues, in part, support Archeology Month; they were A&E Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX; McGoodwin, Williams & Yates, Fayetteville; Bianchi Associates, Pine Bluff; and Pathfinder CRM, LLC, Springfield, MO.
Marilyn Johnson designed a very handsome Archeology Month poster that was included in the national display of Archeology Month posters at the 2005 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.
Many thanks are given to all those who provided programs, donations, volunteer hours or participated in some way to make Archeology Month 2005 a success.