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Legacies & Lunch Looks at "Big News from Old Stuff" with State Archeologist

Legacies & Lunch

The University of Arkansas Museum Collections may contain prehistoric collections, but they are far from ancient history. Dr. Ann Early, State Archeologist, will give a talk at the Butler Center's Legacies & Lunch program on Wednesday, March 5, at noon in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

Dr. Early will discuss a sample of recent and ongoing research projects that use old collections, some nearly a century old, kept safe here in Arkansas. The results include major advances in Arkansas studies and contributions to studies of human history on a national and international scale. Archeological collections may not always be on constant view, but they are living laboratories that are continually used by researchers, educators, descendant peoples, and citizens interested in history. People come back to these collections with new research questions and new methods of analysis. Like libraries and archives, museum collections will continue to offer new discoveries and new insights into Arkansas history far into the future.

Legacies & Lunch is free, open to the public, and supported in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Programs are held from noon-1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided. For more information, contact 918-3033.