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(RS65) Toltec Mounds: Archeology of the Mound-and-Plaza Complex
By Martha Ann Rolingson (with a contribution by Lucretia S. Kelly)

RS65 Toltec MoundsToltec Mounds was the most significant place for Plum Bayou culture from AD 700 to 1050. The plaza and surrounding mounds have received the most attention in excavations and investigations at the Toltec Mounds site in the past 33 years. The concept of a formal arrangement of multiple mounds around a rectangular plaza is rare for terminal Woodland cultures. The full plaza was apparently conceptualized early in the occupation with mounds or earthen platforms constructed throughout the period of occupation. The biggest gap in knowledge concerns the significance of the two big mounds; without details about these mounds our understanding of the mound-and-plaza complex is limited. Deposits beneath the mounds resulted from diverse activities, some of which were sacred. Later activities at Toltec were coeval with early Mississippian communities and the architectural design was absorbed into Mississippian culture of the Central Mississippi Valley. Various aspects of the site—architecture, artifacts, and foodways—indicate that Toltec Mounds occupied a significant position in the Mississippi River valley, both geographically and culturally.

2012, 239 pp., 184 illus., ISBN 1-56349-104-4

Archeological Investigations at Upper Nodena: 1973 Field Season
Edited by Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. (with contributions by Leonard W. Blake, Kathleen H. Cande, J. Matthew Compton, Hugh C. Cutler, Robert C. Mainfort, Jr., Dan F. Morse, Phyllis A. Morse, and Diana E. Wilks)

This volume presents detailed descriptions of the only modern excavations at the Upper Nodena site (3MS4) in Mississippi County, Arkansas, plus some historical background to the investigations. Two superimposed houses represent initial construction and rebuilding of an open-corner wall-trench structure. There was an abundance of charred maize. Birds, especially passenger pigeon and waterfowl, are prominent among the faunal remains. Five radiometric dates place the occupation in the mid-15th century A.D.

2010, 152 pp., 54 illus., ISBN 1-56349-103-0 $22.00


(RS05) Excavations at the Mineral Springs Site
by Charles F. Bohannon

Excavations at the Mineral Springs SiteNewly reissued after many years out-of-print, Excavations at the Mineral Springs Site by Charles F. Bohannon provides basic description and analysis of fieldwork carried out in 1962 under the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program as part of the Millwood Reservoir project. This highly complex site contained a preceramic component, followed by a long Caddoan occupation, with two flat-topped platform mounds, a conical mound, a ridge-topped mound, and at least six low dome-shaped mounds, plus cemetery areas and structural remains. Bohannon investigated only Mounds 6 and 8, but he incorporated information from Mark R. Harrington's 1917 explorations of the site, and discoveries by subsequent archeologists, into his report. At its peak, the Mineral Springs site was a major Caddoan ceremonial center related
to Haley phase settlements in the Great Bend of Red River.

1973, Digital Reprint 2009, 74 pp., 30 illus.,
ISBN 978-1-56349-006-4 $7.00

(RS30) NODENA: An Account of 90 Years of Archeological Investigation in Southeast Mississippi County, Arkansas
Edited by Dan F. Morse

This revised edition of the 1973 publication contains a major new contribution by Mary Lucas Powell, who examined all the extant skeletal material with modern techniques of analyses. Also, Dan F. Morse revised the chapter on The Nodena Phase to incorporate findings of fieldwork accomplished since 1971.

1989 Revised Edition, Digital Reprint 2008, 150 pp., 48 illus., ISBN 1-56349-057-9 $10.00


(RS44) Standards For Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains: Proceedings of a Seminar at The Field Museum of Natural History
Organized by Jonathan Haas

Edited by Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas H. Ubelaker (with contributions from D. Aftandilian, J. E. Buikstra, M. Finnegan, J. Haas, D. A. Kice, C. R. Nichol, D. W. Owsley, J. C. Rose, M. J. Schoeninger, G. R. Scott, C. G. Turner II, D. H. Ubelaker, P. L. Walker, and E. Weidl)

Standards for Data Collection has indeed become a standard for use as a manual in physical anthropology, bioarcheology, and human osteology research laboratories and college courses across North America. Originally created in anticipation of the need to document skeletal collections prior to NAGPRA repatriation, the volume is now a popular favorite among practitioners and students. Now in its 10th printing with a new, more durable plastic coil spiral binding.
“There is much to recommend this volume. It has the tang of a workshop that worked. It is practical down to the design of record sheets. It can be knocked around in the lab or dropped in a puddle without fear of the cost of a replacement. And it is strictly necessary. Experts are brought together; they give their opinions on areas they know best; a protocol is drawn up for what minimal records to take if time is short, and what more to undertake if the opportunity arises.” — Cyprian Broodbank, Antiquity

1994, 272 pages, 140 illus., forms, bib., index,
ISBN 1-56349-075-7 $35.00

(TP11) A Handbook of Soil Description for Archeologists
By Gregory Vogel

This clear and concise little volume is an introduction and guide to soil descriptions for archeologists who have little background in soils or geology, and a useful reference for those who do. Handy for the field.

2002, 32 pp., 7 illus. (No ISBN) $5.00


(PS03) Paths of Our Children: Historic Indians of Arkansas
By George Sabo III

"Paths of Our Children" bookcoverA favorite with readers, this revised edition tells the story of the American Indian tribes who lived in Arkansas from prehistory, through historic times and the period of enforced removal, up to the present day. The Quapaws, Caddos, Tunicas, Koroas, and Osages, plus the Cherokees and other 19th century immigrant tribes, are traced as well as possible in the archeological and early documentary record. All suffered removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma), yet all endured, finding ways to keep their values and beliefs alive. An excellent resource for Arkansas teachers.

2001 Revised Edition, Reprinted 2009,
138 pp, 27 color & 10 b&w illus., bib.,
index, ISBN 1-56349-092-7 $7.00

(PS04) Ghost Boats on the Mississippi: Discovering Our Working Past
Edited by Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy (with contributions by Hester A. Davis, Mary Ann Goodman, Charles L. Pearson, Allen R. Saltus, Jr., and
Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy)

Record low water in 1988 exposed a complex of watercraft remains, dating to the late 1800s and early 1900s, on the bottom of the Mississippi River at West Memphis, Arkansas. The State of Arkansas and the Arkansas Archeological Survey responded with a two-month data recovery effort, amidst national media attention. The project exploited dry-land field conditions to document evidence of several vessels dating from the time when river transport technology was beginning the transition from wooden-hulled, steam-powered vessels to steel and diesel power. The site contained remains of two model barges, a coal flat, a stern-wheel steamboat, a john boat, and fragments of other vessels. Chapters and illustrations in this report cover project history, finds, construction and heritage of the watercraft encountered, the application of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987 within months of its signing, the crucial role of the largely volunteer crew, and the project's larger context within a regional framework of archeological resource management in the Lower Mississippi River.

2002, 237 pp., 117 illus., ISBN 1-56349-94-3 $15.00

(PS05) Rock Art in Arkansas
Edited by George Sabo III and Deborah Sabo

Rock Art in ArkansasArkansas possesses one of the richest concentrations of rock art in eastern North America, with human, animal, geometric, and abstract motifs rendered as carved and pecked petroglyphs, painted pictographs, or combination forms on the walls and ceilings of caves, rock shelters, cliff faces, and free-standing boulders. This volume is the first attempt to present an up-to-date overview of archeological knowledge about this important Arkansas cultural resource, with chapters on style and typology, dating and archeological context, cultural landscape, and other topics. The book is designed to be accessible to general readers, yet useful for professional and student archeologists seeking a glimpse of the worldview of Arkansas’s former inhabitants as it was expressed through this enduring and fascinating art form.

2005, 146 pp., 70 color & b/w illus., ISBN 1-56349-99-4 $7.00

Note: All copies of Rock Art in Arkansas were re-bound shortly after publication to correct a defective glue application.


(RS63) An Antebellum Ozark Community and the Civil War: The Archeology of the Second Mount Comfort Church (3WA880), Washington County, Arkansas (1840–ca. 1865)
By Jerry E. Hilliard

A small brick church built in the early 1840s by Cumberland Presbyterian settlers who formed the community of Mount Comfort, Arkansas, was later altered when Miss Ann James had a small wood-framed room added to the north side as a “music room” for her Mount Comfort Female Seminary.

Mt. Comfort Church drawingArcheological excavations at the Mount Comfort Church site during Arkansas Archeology Week in 1991, 1992, and 1993 revealed the brick foundation of a 33 foot by 33 foot square building. Analysis of archeological features and thousands of artifacts assigned to the Built Environment Contextual Group, including nail and windowpane glass distributions, plus comparisons with other small churches of the period, indicate a symmetrical plan with an east-facing front door and portico. Remains of the wood-frame addition were clearly defined, with indications that the north wall of the original brick building may have been altered to include a door leading into the addition. Recovered artifacts and archival research document the building’s use as a church, a school, and a community center, and as a military camp and hospital during the Civil War. At least part of the building was destroyed by fire, with evidence of extensive salvage of brick and other reusable

2008, 65 pp., 33 illus., ISBN 1-56349-102-8 $7.00

(RS62) Two Historic Cemeteries in Crawford County, Arkansas
Edited by Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. and James M. Davidson

This volume sets new standards of reporting for historic cemeteries. The authors present detailed descriptions of burials, mortuary hardware, and personal items from two late nineteenth century cemeteries — Becky Wright and Eddy — excavated in 2001 prior to inundation caused by expansion of Lake Fort Smith in Crawford County, Arkansas. Variability within and between the two cemeteries is explored from a socioeconomic perspective. The cost of each individual burial is calculated, revealing a number of striking contrasts between the two cemeteries. Results of geophysical surveys and bioarcheological analysis are integrated. Two Historic Cemeteries should prove of value to historical archeologists and all those concerned with historic cemetery preservation.

2006, 269 pp., 150 illus., ISBN 1-56349-101-X $30.00

(RR17) An Archeological Assessment of Historic Davidsonville, Arkansas
By Clyde D. Dollar

“The creation of the Arkansas Territory and its march to statehood began with the settlement of the community of Davidsonville” (p. 1). Clyde Dollar’s documentary research established the significance of the site and the survival of archeological evidence, and helped save it from inundation by a proposed artificial lake.

1979, Comb-bound Reprint, 62 pp., ISBN 1-56349-029-3 Please inquire

(RR21) The Seat of Justice, 1815-1830: An Archeological Reconnaissance of Davidsonville, 1979
By Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy

Presents the results of test excavations to determine the extent and significance of intact deposits at this Frontier era town. “The archeological record of Davidsonville … provides an almost unmatched heritage of a time when the dramatic contrasts of the frontier were intact” (p. 48).

1980, Reprint, 66 pp., 13 illus., ISBN 1-56349-033-1 Please inquire

(RS25) Gone to a Better Land: A Biohistory of a Rural Black Cemetery in the Post-Reconstruction South
Edited by Jerome C. Rose

A significant contribution to the study of rural African American cemeteries and the health of a Black community.

“The findings of a biological and anthropological nature supplement, complement, and, to a substantial degree, go beyond what historians have ascertained about black life — diet, diseases, genetics, etc. — from written records.” —Willard Gatewood

“[The authors] have provided a first rate preliminary analysis of the recovery and relocation of a historic cemetery. There is no question that their techniques and methods will become the benchmark by which other studies are measured.” —George J. Armelagos

1985, 229 pp., 97 illus., ISBN 1-56349-050-1 $10.00

(RS11) An Inquiry into the Locations and Characteristics of Jacob Bright’s Trading House and William Montgomery’s Tavern
By Patrick E. Martin

Pioneering and classic study of Arkansas Post — the earliest European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Combines historical background from documentary sources with the results of 1971 archeological excavations.

1978, 101 pp., 39 illus. (1 in color), ISBN 1-56349-022-6 $4.00


(RS58) Historical Perspectives on Midsouth Archeology
Edited by Martha Ann Rolingson (with contributions by Roger T. Saucier, Marvin D. Jeter, Charles R. McGimsey III, Samuel O. Brookes, Mark A. Rees, and Martha Ann Rolingson)

Seven papers provide a focused history of American archeology from the perspective of the Midsouth region, an unusual landscape encompassing the Mississippi River alluvial valley from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers south to the mouth of the Red River, and adjacent uplands.

2001, 134 pp., 13 illus., ISBN 1-56349-091-9 $15.00

(RS46) Mounds, Embankments, and Ceremonialism in the Midsouth
Edited by Robert C. Mainfort and Richard Walling (with contributions by Jon L. Gibson, Charles H. Faulkner, Keith A. Baca, Evan Peacock, Michael S. Nassaney, Frank F. Schambach, Elizabeth B. Garland, Kit W. Wesler, Richard A. Krause, Mitchell R. Childress, Camille Wharey, and C. Andrew Buchner)

Aboriginal earthworks of eastern North America have fascinated scholars and the general public for hundreds of years. This volume brings together studies at Poverty Point, Brogan, Crenshaw, Obion, Wickcliffe, Chucalissa, and other Midsouth mound sites, with emphasis on interpreting how these structures functioned within prehistoric social and ideological systems.

1996, 97 pp., 72 illus., bib., index, ISBN 1-56349-077-3 OOP


(RS54) Toltec Mounds and Plum Bayou Culture: Mound D Excavations
By Martha Ann Rolingson (with contributions by Gayle J. Fritz, Rob Hoffman, Teresa L. Hoffman, and Gina Powell)

Artifact from Toltec MoundsExcavations of Mound D serve as a springboard for updating over 20 years of research at the Toltec Mound site, the largest known site of the Plum Bayou culture, which extended up the Arkansas River and White River floodplains and interacted with Fourche Maline-early Caddo cultures to the southwest.   Mound D, the fourth largest of 18 mounds, began as a large, low platform that was enlarged at least once and was used during the Steele Bend phase. All the evidence so far indicates a simple chiefdom and a small resident population with power to mobilize the surrounding people to build large earthworks.

1998, 153 pp., 107 illus., bib., index, ISBN 1-56349-085-4 $10.00

(RS18) Emerging Patterns of Plum Bayou Culture
Edited by Martha A. Rolingson

Ten papers present the results of preliminary investigations of the Toltec Mounds Research Project during 1977–1979, which defined the Plum Bayou culture.

1982, 99 pp., 48 illus., ISBN 1-56349-042-0 $5.00

(RS24) The Alexander Site, Conway County, Arkansas
By E. Thomas Hemmings and John H. House

Four major prehistoric components date to the Archaic, Marksville, Coles Creek, and Mississippi periods. Detailed artifact analysis of the Coles Creek period occupation supports assigning it to the Plum Bayou culture.

1985, 150 pp., 59 illus., ISBN 1-56349-049-8 $4.00


(RS13) Parkin: The 1978-1979 Archeological Investigations of a Cross County, Arkansas, Site
By Phyllis A. Morse

Using archeological evidence, this report established the importance the Parkin site and Parkin phase in De Soto research. The site became Parkin Archeological State Park in 1990.

1981, 110 pp., 29 illus., ISBN 1-56349-037-4 $5.00

(RR32) Ceramic Variability within the Parkin Phase: A Whole Vessel Metric Analysis from Northeast Arkansas
By Teresa Lynn Brown

Prehistoric ceramic mortuary vessels embody the ideological, artistic, and spiritual beliefs of a long-forgotten culture. Yet systematic studies of these vessels, including metric analysis, have rarely been undertaken in the southeastern United States. This study explores intersite and intrasite ceramic variation using metric data collected from whole vessels excavated at four Late Mississippi period Parkin-phase sites: Vernon Paul (3CS25), Hazel (3PO6), Neeley’s Ferry (3CS24), and Barton Ranch (3CT18).

2005, 84 pp., 56 illus., ISBN 1-56349-100-1 Please inquire

(RS60) Mississippian Transitions at John’s Lake: Data Recovery
Excavations of Three Buried Sites in Northeast Arkansas
By C. Andrew Buchner, Eric S. Albertson, Neal H. Lopinot, Larissa A. Thomas, Emanuel Breitburg, and Jerome V. Ward

Three Mississippi County sites were buried by a combination of 1812 New Madrid earthquake sand and 1915 ditch spoil that together sealed intact Mississippi period cultural deposits. The sites were located on the exterior of a ca. 3000 B.P. cut-off of the Left Hand Chute of the Little River formerly known as “John’s Lake.” The Kochtitzky Ditch site (3MS599) produced abundant data regarding Middle Mississippian domestic organization, ceramic and lithic technology, subsistence, and mortuary practices. Excavations at the Perry Dixon (3MS600) and the John’s Lake (3MS601) sites were restricted to the project corridor and thus produced fewer data, but they represent transitional Early Mississippian to early Middle Mississippian occupations.

2003, 190 pp., 131 illus., ISBN 1-56349-096-X $20.00

(RR30) A Mortuary Analysis of the Vernon Paul Site (3CS25): Sociopolitical Organization at a Late Mississippian Site in Cross County, Arkansas
By Thomas Nelson Gannon

Two mounds at the Vernon Paul site, a Parkin phase Mississippian site in Cross County, Arkansas, are the subject of mortuary analysis using the field notes and burial cards of the University of Arkansas Museum's excavations there in the 1930s to test the hypothesis that the site exhibited chiefdom-like behavior. Based on this analysis, there is minimal evidence of social ranking in the burial population.

2002, 74 pp., 12 illus., ISBN 1-56349-95-1 Please inquire

(RS59) Mortuary Behavior at Upper Nodena
By Rita Fisher-Carroll

Celt from Upper NodenaUpper Nodena is the type-site for the Late Mississippian Nodena phase, which is generally considered to have had a complex chiefdom-like sociopolitical organization. This study examines the mortuary data collected by the University of Arkansas and the Alabama Museum of Natural History in the 1930s to see what it can reveal about Nodena phase social and political organization. The results indicate some degree of social differentiation, expressed in burial location (mound vs. nonmound), but there is no strong evidence for a multitiered political hierarchy.

2001, 112 pp., 15 illus., ISBN 1-56349-93-5 $12.00


(RS12) The Shallow Lake Site and Its Place in Regional Prehistory in Southeast Arkansas
By Martha Ann Rolingson and Frank Schambach

Test excavations in Mound C recovered floral and faunal specimens, bone, antler and shell, lithics, and ceramics. Schambach’s ceramic typology for the Trans-Mississippi South is featured.

1981, 231 pp., 48 illus., ISBN 1-56349-036-6 $5.00

(RS39) Coles Creek and Mississippi Period Foragers in the Felsenthal Region of the Lower Mississippi Valley
Edited by Frank Schambach

“It is an increasingly rare phenomenon in today's world of archeological publishing to witness not only a well written and highly commendable site report, but also to find one which makes a significant and in many ways groundbreaking contribution to the regional archeological literature … Because of this research we have a new and different perspective on the behavior of prehistoric Native Americans in an area which is rapidly becoming one of the best understood archeological regions in the Lower Mississippi Valley.” —Tristam R. Kidder, Mississippi Archaeology

1990, 137 pp., 78 illus., ISBN 1-56349-069-2 $5.00

(RS19) Powell Canal: Baytown Period Occupation on Bayou Macon in Southeast Arkansas
by John H. House

The site represents a single household cluster with ceramic, lithic, floral, faunal, and human remains dating to around A.D. 500. Little or no evidence of maize agriculture was found.

1982, 109 pp., 57 illus., ISBN 1-56349-043-9 $4.00

(RS42) The Ables Creek Site: A Protohistoric Cemetery in Southeast Arkansas
By H. Edwin Jackson

Located centrally among the protohistoric sites along Bayou Bartholomew, the Ables Creek cemetery (3DR214) adds another piece to the puzzle of the ethnic origins of the Indians who occupied southeast Arkansas in very late prehistoric times.

1992, 126 pp., 83 illus., ISBN 1-56349-072-2 $10.00


(TP10) Caddo Bibliography (Revised Edition)
By Timothy K. Perttula, Ann M. Early, Lois E. Albert, and Jeffrey Girard

A comprehensive reference work for all Caddo area specialists.
2006, Revised Edition, 91 pp. (No ISBN) $5.00

(RS53) Pre-Caddoan Cultures in the Trans-Mississippi South: A Beginning Sequence
By Frank F. Schambach

After years of circulating in photocopies, this 1970 Harvard dissertation is now available intact in a new format with an update by the author. This volume remains the definitive work on Archaic and Fourche Maline cultures in the Trans-Mississippi South. Two sites excavated by WPA archeologists in 1939 were used to describe the Archaic and Fourche Maline cultures in the biogeographical area that reaches into Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Artifact assemblages help to define the Tom's Brook, Crystal Mountain, White Oak, Dorcheat, Lost Bayou, Oak Grove, and Dutchman's Garden phases. Schambach's distinctive and lively writing style makes this seminal research a pleasure to read.

1998, 142 pp., 95 illus., bib., index, ISBN 1-56349-084-6 OOP

(RS51) Two Caddoan Farmsteads in ihe Red River Valley: The Archeology of the McLelland and Joe Clark Sites
Edited by David B. Kelley (with contributions by Whitney J. Autin, Melissa R. Braud, Paul S. Gardner, Donald G. Hunter, David B. Kelley, José Noguera R., Elizabeth J. Reitz, Larry L. Tieszen, Angela Tiné, Daniel C. Weinand, Laurie A. Wilkie, and Charles A. Wilson)

These two house sites were occupied year-round for about 40 to 60 years between about A.D. 1650 and 1710, possibly by the Nakasas who were visited by Bienville. The sites were buried by the Great Raft.

1997, 160 pp., 79 illus., ISBN 1-56349-082-X $10.00

(RS43) Caddoan Saltmakers in the Ouachita Valley: The Hardman Site
By Ann M. Early

Nearly 1000 features were uncovered at this site: postmold outlines of structures, an encircling compound fence and other facilities, pits, hearths, and human burials. Occupants of the site evaporated salt from Saline Bayou water, grew maize and other crops, and used a wide array of wild resources, including large amounts of pine timber from the neighboring uplands. Skeletal remains show evidence of a previously unknown disease that may be related to saltmaking, but also show that the Hardman inhabitants had better nutrition and general health than other nearby protohistoric populations.

1993, 256 pp., 84 illus., ISBN 1-56349-074-9, $10.00

(RS23) Cedar Grove: A Late Caddo Farmstead in the Red River Valley
Edited by Neal L. Trubowitz

This site of the Belcher/Chakanina phase contained remains of a circular house and two ramada structures, confirming portions of the Teran-Soule ethnographic model of Caddoan settlement.

1984, 281 pp., 227 illus., ISBN 1-56349-047-1 $10.00


(RS16) Fancy Hill: Archeological Studies in the Southern Ouachita Mountains
Edited by Ann M. Early and W. Fredrick Limp

One of relatively few published studies on the Ouachita Mountains area of Arkansas. Testing of seven sites in Montgomery County revealed a major Late Archaic occupation. Bedrock quarrying of novaculite was “a pivotal element in local settlement systems.” Lays some of the groundwork for later ongoing research on prehistoric novaculite procurement and exchange.

1982, Reprint 2002, 334 pp., 86 illus., ISBN 1-56349-040-4 $5.00

(RS57) Forest Farmsteads: A Millennium of Human Occupation at Winding Stair in the Ouachita Mountains
Edited by Ann M. Early

Excavations in Ouachita National Forest in 1995 explored prehistoric and historic structures at four sites. Ethnobotanical studies and historic forest reconstruction reveal the creative use of narrow mountain valley terrain.

2000, 142 pp., 35 illus., ISBN 1-56349-90-0 $15.00


(RS56) Spradley Hollow Habitations: Four Rock Shelters and a Historic Homestead
By Kathleen H. Cande

Explores how Ozark rockshelters have been used from Early Archaic to modern times: as domestic encampments, storage areas, and other specialized uses, including a moonshine still. Includes chapters on faunal remains and paleoethnobotany at prehistoric and historic sites.

2000, 144 pp., 49 illus., ISBN 1-56349-89-7 $15.00

(RR31) The Archeology of Rock Art at the Narrows Rock Shelter, Crawford County, Arkansas
By Jerry E. Hilliard (with contributions by Gayle J. Fritz and Eben S. Cooper)

The Narrows contained undisturbed midden rich in botanical and faunal remains, stone tools, ceramics, and a large and complex panel of anthropomorphic painted petroglyphs. 1995 excavations produced the first ever in situ and datable tool kit associated with production of rock art at an Arkansas site.

2004, 55 pp., 35 illus., ISBN 1-56349-098-6 Please inquire

(RR28) Data Recovery at the Skaggs Site, Madison County, Arkansas
Edited by Robert C. Mainfort, Jr.

Phase 3 mitigation at this open terrace-top site in the Ozarks yielded Late Paleoindian through Woodland period occupations, with the most intensive use during the Late Archaic. Lithic microwear analysis and paleoethnobotanical data included.

2000, 121 pp., 61 illus., ISBN 1-56349-87-0 Please inquire

(RR29) An Archaic Campsite in the Ozarks: Test Excavations at the Ryan Site (3MA233)
By Randall L. Guendling

On a terminal ridge spur in the southern Ozark Mountains, this site reveals an interesting series of Archaic period occupations.

2000, 52 pp., 19 illus., ISBN 1-56349-088-9 Please inquire

(RS41) The Albertson Site: A Deeply and Clearly Stratified Ozark Bluff Shelter
By Don R. Dickson

A stratified bluff shelter, meticulously excavated by an amateur archeologist, revealed evidence of occupation over 10,000 years of Ozark prehistory, and can serve as a baseline for other area studies.

1991, 315 pp., 212 illus., ISBN 1-56349-071-4 $8.00

(RS27) Contributions to Ozark Prehistory
Edited by George Sabo III

Organized in three sections dedicated to excavations in shelters and open habitation sites, research on mound sites, and paleoethnobotanical studies. Collectively these essays represent the renaissance of perspectives on Ozark prehistory that took place in the late 1970s–1980s. Contributors are David W. Stahle, Gayle J. Fritz, Marvin Kay, Jerry E. Hilliard, and George Sabo III.

1986, 123 pp., 78 illus., ISBN 1-56349-054-4 $5.00

(RS10) Ozark Reservoir Papers: Archeology in West-Central Arkansas 1965-1970
By Michael P. Hoffman, Nancy E. Myer, Dan Printup, and Clell L. Bond

This volume is both a historic document illustrative of the kind of archeology done in Arkansas and elsewhere in the mid-1960s, and a contribution to the culture history of the Arkansas River Valley.

1977, 145 pp., 55 illus., ISBN 1-56349-020-X $4.00


(RS61) CRM ON CRM: One Person’s Perspective on the Birth and Early Development of Cultural Resource Management
By Charles R. McGimsey III

CRM CoverCharles R. McGimsey offers his views on CRM and no other single person could be more suited to the task. The volume is a compilation of McGimsey’s journals, papers, letters, articles, booklets, and book chapters spanning 30 years that encompassed a revolution in the way archeology was done in America. A pioneer figure in public archeology and shepherd of the Moss-Bennett bill, McGimsey provides new annotations, abstracts, and section introductions plus a new essay on the future of CRM. Historians of archeology and anyone who is interested in the preservation of archeological and other cultural resources will find CRM on CRM a useful, perhaps indispensable, account of this important era of the discipline’s history.

2004, 222 pp., ISBN 1-56349-97-8 $20.00

(RS09) Prehistoric Plies: A Structural and Comparative Analysis of Cordage, Netting, Basketry and Fabric from Ozark Bluff Shelters
By Sandra Clements Scholtz

A classic study of rare plant fiber artifacts excavated in the 1930s from the dry rock shelters of northwest Arkansas. Scholtz provides a detailed classificatory description. This significant and timeless report has proved a favorite with museum and textile specialists, as well as fiber artists, basketmakers, and weavers.

1975, Digital Reprint 2006, 193 pp., 153 illus.,
ISBN 1-56349-013-7 OOP

(RS15) Arkansas Archeology in Review
Edited by Neal L. Trubowitz and Marvin D. Jeter

Fifteen chapters, most from papers in a 1980 symposium organized by Hester Davis and presented at both the Caddo Conference and the SAA, provide an overview of Arkansas archeology as the Arkansas Archeological Survey — founded 13 years earlier — came of age.

1982, 369 pp., 89 illus., ISBN 1-056349-039-0 $5.00

(RS07) The Brand Site: A Techno-Functional Study of a Dalton Site in Northeast Arkansas
By Albert C. Goodyear

This 1974 study is reprinted with a new introduction by Dan F. Morse and Goodyear’s reflections on Dalton after 25 years.

1974, Digital Reprint 1995, 230 pp., 79 illus., ISBN 1-56349-008-0 $7.00

(RS06) Quaternary Geology of the Lower Mississippi Valley
By Roger Saucier

A leading authority on quaternary geology and geomorphology of the LMV, Saucier provides the essential basis for environmental scientists and archeologists alike. Why scroll online when you can own the original for this low price?

1974, 26 pp., 3 illus., plus 11 x 17 inch color map, ISBN 1-56349-007-2, $3.00


These volumes, written and edited by top regional scholars, provide important baseline reference works for academics and cultural resource managers. Summaries of sites, cultural sequences, and bioanthropology are organized in a framework of adaptation types for an overall approach emphasizing human interactions with varied and changing landscapes over the past 12,000 years.

NOTE: Please contact us for information on availablility and pricing of volumes in the Overview series.Some volumes are out of print, but can be obtained as PDFs. All are drastically discounted from their original publication prices.

CNPO: Central and Northern Plains Overviews


(RS45) Holocene Human Adaptations in the Missouri Prairie-Timberlands
By W. Raymond Wood, Michael J. O'Brien, Katherine A. Murray, and Jerome C. Rose

1995, 218 pp., ISBN 1-56349-076-5 $5.00

(RS47) Archeological and Bioarcheological Resources of the Northern Plains
Edited by George C. Frison and Robert C. Mainfort (with contributions by George C. Frison, Dennis Toom, Michael Gregg, Laura L. Scheiber, George W. Gill, John Williams, David Schwab, L. Adrien Hannus, Peter Winham, David Walter, James C. Miller, Julie E. Francis, David Meyer, Paul R. Pricha, Robert C. Mainfort, and David G. Stanley)

1996, 206 pp., ISBN 1-56349-078-1 OOP but available as a PDF

(RS48) Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains
Edited by Jack L. Hofman (with contributions by William C. Johnson, Keong Park, Matthew E. Hill, Jack L. Hofman, Karolyn K. Kinsey, Mary J. Adair, Brad Logan, William B. Lees, Douglas Owsley, and Karin L. Bruwelheide)

1996, 292 pp., ISBN 1-56349-079-X $5.00

(RS49) Bioarcheology of the North Central United States
Edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Jerome C. Rose (with contributions by Jerome C. Rose, Douglas W. Owsley, John Williams, Karin L. Bruwelheide, Laura L. Scheiber, George W. Will, Katherine A. Murray, Susan M. Thurston Myster, Barbara H. O'Connell, Richard L. Jantz, Larry L. Tieszen, Karl Reinhard, Jr., and Dawn L. Forshoe)

1997, 400 pp., ISBN 1-56349-080-3 $5.00

(RS50) Archeological Literature of the North Central United States
12,000 entries of substantive archeological and bioarcheological reports. Procite® included for fully searchable text with index and keywords. Maps (both color and black and white) using GIS layers showing cultural resources and environmental trends.

1996, CD-ROM, ISBN 1-56349-081-1 $5.00

(RS52) Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Northern Woodlands
By Elizabeth D. Benchley, Blane Nansel, Clark A. Dobbs, Susan M. Thurston Myster, and Barbara H. O'Connell)

1997, 370 pp., ISBN 1-56349-083-8 $5.00


(RS31) Human Adaptation in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains
By George Sabo III, Ann M. Early, Jerome C. Rose, Barbara A. Burnett, Louis Vogele, Jr., and James P. Harcourt

1988, 298 pp., ISBN 1-56349-059-5 OOP but available as a PDF

(RS32) Human Adaptations and Cultural Change in the Greater Southwest
By Alan Simmons, Ann Lucy Wiener Stodder, Douglas D. Dykeman, and Patricia A. Hicks

1989, 322 pp., ISBN 1-56349-060-9 $5.00

(RS33) From the Gulf to the Rio Grande: Human Adaptation in Central, South, and Lower Pecos, Texas
By Thomas Hester, Stephen L. Black, D. Gentry Steele, Ben W. Olive, Anne A. Fox, Karl J. Reinhard, and Leland C. Bement

1989, 179 pp., ISBN 1-56349-061-7 $5.00

(RS35) From Clovis to Comanchero: Archeological Overview of the Southern Great Plains
By Jack L. Hofman, Robert L. Brooks, Douglas W. Owsley, Richard L. Jantz, Murray K. Marks, and Mary H. Manhein

1989, 286 pp., ISBN 1-56349-063-3 OOP but available as a PDF

(RS36) Archeological Literature of the South Central U.S.

1989, 4 vols., 958 pp., ISBN 1-56349-064-1 $20.00

(RS37) Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Trans-Mississippi South in Arkansas and Louisiana
By Marvin D. Jeter, Jerome C. Rose, G. Ishmael Williams, Jr., and Anna M. Harmon

1989, 468 pp., ISBN 1-56349-065-X OOP but available as a PDF

(RS38) Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Gulf Coastal Plain
By Dee Ann Story, Janice A. Guy, Barbara A. Burnett, Martha Doty Freeman, Jerome C. Rose, D. Gentry Steele, Ben W. Olive, and Karl J. Reinhard

1990, 2 vols., 748 pp., ISBN 1-56349-066-8 OOP but available as a PDF

(RS55) Bioarcheology of the South Central United States
Edited by Jerome C. Rose
Reprint of the bioarcheology chapters from the SWDO overview volumes.

1999, 296 pp., ISBN 1-56349-086-2 $5.00

Also SWDO Related:

(SP01) Guidelines for Historic Properties Management, Southwestern Division Management Plan
By W. Fredrick Limp

1989 (No ISBN) $5.00

(TP08) Archeological Paleoenvironments of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
By Jonathan O. Davis

1989 (No ISBN) $3.00


ABRS (Archeological Bibliographic Retrieval System)

(TP09a) Manual, 1991 (No ISBN) $5.00
(TP09b) Indexes, 1991 (No ISBN) $10.00

DELOS (Computerized Artifact Inventory and Analysis System)

(TP07) Lexicon 3.0, 1992 (No ISBN)
FREE as PDF upon request - contact the Survey Registrar for details

(TP06) Archeological Site Destruction in Arkansas: An Analysis of a Statewide Computer Inventory 1987 (No ISBN) $5.00



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