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President-elect, Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

At the February Board meeting of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, I was voted in as President-elect of the organization. The HPAA is the only statewide nonprofit organization focused on preserving Arkansas’s architectural and cultural resources. Founded in 1981, the Alliance’s mission is to educate, advocate and assist preservation efforts across the state. Through […]

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A Year In a Day: My Life as an Arkansas Archeological Survey Archeologist

My name is Jamie Brandon and I work for the Arkansas Archeological Survey (AAS). Last year, the 2012 Day of Archaeology caught me finishing up a large excavation I was directing at Historic Washington State Park.  This kind of thing (directing excavations) is what the public might expect an archaeologist to do.  This year, however, […]

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The Cremation of Sam McGee

Yesterday afternoon a colleague of mine gave a colloquium in the Anthropology Department. After the lecture, several folks headed down to the nearest libation-serving outside patio (as it was a nice spring afternoon) to pretend to be intellectual and discuss topics of great importance *chuckle* This colleague was from Arkansas, but was born in Alaska. […]

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