Jessica Kowalski, archeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey's Fayetteville Research Station, will present "Community and Ceremonialism in Northwest Arkansas: A Research Design for Investigating Mississippian Occupation in the Ozarks" at the next meeting of the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Maurice Room of National Park Medical Center, 1910 Malvern Road.
The free program is open to the public.
Kowalski's talk will focus on her research goals in northwest Arkansas, and how native occupation in the Ozarks after AD 1000 relates to the Spiro-phenomenon in eastern Oklahoma. Kowalski will review previous work in the region and lay out a research plan for exploring Mississippian communities in the Ozarks.
Kowalski is the newest addition to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Prior to joining the Survey, she was an archeologist with the Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, She is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
For more information, email Meeks Etchieson at [email protected] or call Mary Beth Trubitt at 870-230-5510.Society on 03/08/2020