Trubitt edits book on Arkansas archeology

Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station at Henderson State University, has edited a new book on the state’s archeology published by the Arkansas Archeological Survey.

Research, Preservation, Communication: Honoring Thomas J. Green on His Retirement from the Arkansas Archeological Survey began as a symposium at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for American Archeology in Austin, Texas, Trubitt said.

“The book highlights themes that Green emphasized as director of the Survey, such as the importance of dialog between archeologists and Native Americans, the benefits of collaborative research linking Arkansas with the broader region, and the opportunities for investigating sites using new remote sensing technologies,” she said.

The 13 chapters includes discussions of Paleoindian ritual behavior from Clovis and Dalton sites, toolstone choices in the Ouachita Mountains, chemical characterization of Caddo pottery, Quapaw and French foodways at the first Arkansas Post, and archeology of the World War II prisoner of war camp in Monticello.

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