Dr. Jamie C. Brandon, the Research Station Archeologist for Southwest Arkansas with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, will be presenting a presentation covering the 2011 and 2012 Archeology of Block 6 at Historic Washington State Park in Southwest Arkansas. This in conjunction with the Annual Civil War Weekend event held Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th at Washington.
The 2011 and 2012 Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Training Programs were held on Block 6 in Historic Washington, Arkansas. Block 6 was the heart of the frontier town’s commercial district from its founding in the late 1820s until several traumatic fires in the late nineteenth century ended the bulk of merchant activity. Both summer’s excavations uncovered many artifacts and features associated with merchant activity on the cotton frontier, and this presentation will provide an overview of these finds.
Dr. Brandon currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and he serves on the Arkansas State Review Board for Historic Preservation, and the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. Brandon is an Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology (the journal for the Society for Historical Archaeology) and the Associate Editor for historical archeology for The SAA Archeological Record (the newsletter for the Society for American Archaeology).
Join Dr. Brandon at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday November 4th immediately following the Civil War skirmish to learn more fascinating information about the finds and history that was unearthed at HWSP.
Historic Washington State Park, a restoration village preserving one of Arkansas’s most prominent 19th-Century towns, is located on US 278 nine miles north of Hope and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30. For more information visit www.HistoricWashingonStatePark.com or call (870) 983-2684.