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Archaeologists of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and volunteers with the Arkansas Archeological Society will conduct investigations at archeological sites within Pea Ridge National Military Park in June. The groups' annual training program, June 9-24, contributes to an ongoing cooperative research and management program with the National Park Service and will be conducted alongside the University of Arkansas Archeological field school.

The public is welcome to visit on-site with the archaeologists, but please note that the archaeologists are conducting approved research in partnership with the park and that it is illegal for the public to use a metal detect or dig in the park at any time, possess a metal detector, or damage cultural or natural resources. Maximum penalties are 10 years and/or a $100,000 fine.

Scheduled presentation topics are:

• Thursday, June 14: "Landscape, GIS & Remote Sensing at Pea Ridge NMP" -- Dr. Jamie Lockhart

• Saturday, June 16: An open house will be held to tour the archeology lab and visit one of the sites. Visitors should go to the Northeast Benton County Community Center, 17823 Marshall St. (Highway 62) in Garfield between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The open house will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the annual training program and the ongoing research. Visitors can tour the lab at the Community Center and receive a day-pass to the park to visit the Leetown site.

• Friday, June 22: "What Did We Find Out: An Overview of the 2018 Field Season at Pea Ridge" -- Dr. Jamie Brandon and Dr. Carl Drexler.

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Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves and commemorates the March 7-8, 1862, battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the state of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service, the 4,300-acre battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers, just off U.S. Highway 62. More information will be posted at www.nps.gov/peri.

General News on 06/13/2018

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