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October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi!

Archaeology month activities include public talks on archaeology and archaeological methods, visits to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects, site tours, and even fieldwork opportunities. All events are free and open to the public. Listed below are some of the activities scheduled. Additional programs and updates will be posted here as they become finalized. Our sponsors include:

Mississippi Archaeological Association
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History
Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Mississippi Archaeology Month wouldn't be possible without the help of our sponsors and you can join them in their support by making a donation below.
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Archaeology Month 2020 Calendar of Events

    Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, many regularly scheduled events have been cancelled. We will keep this site updated with the most current list of planned activities, so check back often!

Online Events

  • Date: October 14, Time 7-8:30pm CDT
    Website:Halberd Artifacts Talk
    Event: The Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will hold its meeting Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm via Zoom. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Mitchem, Station Archeologist, Arkansas Archeological Survey. He will present Making the Case for Halberds from the Mid-South as Soto Artifacts. In this talk, he will discuss how halberd heads found in Mississippi and Arkansas could be artifacts from the De Soto expedition.
    Contact: Marilyn Knapp (see link above for contact and event details)

Northern Region

    Pending

Delta Region

  • Date: Saturday, October 17
    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Place: Museum of the Mississippi Delta, Greenwood, Miss.
    Event: Grand Opening of the Jaketown Effigy Tablet: Come hear several guest speakers, including Sam Brookes and James Starnes, and view the new exhibit featuring the Jaketown Effigy Tablet. There will also be artifact and fossil identification available. Event is FREE and open to the public!
    Contact: Anna Reginelli, annareginelli@yahoo.com

Central Region

    Pending

Southern Region

    Pending

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