Parkin Archeological State Park


 

Parkin Visitors Center The Parkin Site is a 17-acre Native American village located on the St. Francis River in Arkansas. It was occupied as early as A.D. 1000 until at least 1550, and is the best-preserved village site of this time period in the region. The Parkin site is also important because many scholars believe it to be the Native American village of Casqui, visited by Hernando de Soto's expedition in the summer of 1541.

The park was established in 1967 with funding from the state legislature and help from the Archeological Conservancy. An Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Station has also been established there, providing for long-term excavations and research at the site. This also provides visitors with a unique opportunity to observe archeology in progress.

 
DOWNLOAD THESE INFORMATIONAL FLYERS ON THE PARKIN SITE (in Adobe Acrobat format):

The deSoto Expedition The Expedition of Hernando de Soto in Sixteenth Century Arkansas

The Parkin Site The Parkin Site: Hernando de Soto in Cross County Arkansas

 

Mapping a unit at ParkinThe Parkin station archeologist can be reached at:

Dr. Jeff Mitchem
Arkansas Archeological Survey
P.O. Box 241
Parkin, AR 72373-0241
Phone: (870) 755-2119
Email: jmitchem1@yahoo.com

The park is located on the north edge of the city of Parkin at the junction of Highway 64 and 184. Parkin is 12 miles north of Interstate 40 on Highway 75. Call ahead for park hours and scheduled events.

Parkin Archeological State Park
P.O. Box 1110
Parkin, AR 72373-1110
Telephone: (870) 755-2500
E-Mail: parkin@arkansas.com
 

** For more information on Parkin, see: "Ancient Monuments in Arkansas" or the Arkansas State Parks page.

BackBack to the Stations page

Home | News | About | State Archeologist | Education | Publications | SRP | Related

Petroglyphs

Copyright ©2012 Arkansas Archeological Survey
http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/parkin.html
We welcome your comments.
Mail