Archeological Survey Taking Place at Toltec Mounds

Kerry Kraus
Does your Dad have everything he needs?  Are you in a quandary as to  what to get him for Father’s Day?  Arkansas State Parks has the perfect gift for you.

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
at Scott is hosting the Arkansas Archeological Society’s 50th Annual Field School. Professional archeologists from the Arkansas Archeological Society are training students in the techniques of surveying, excavating, and analyzing found artifacts. This is the second week of the school which started June 4 and concludes June 20.

Time is quickly running out for visitors to come out and witness daily discoveries about the Native Americans that inhabited this village over 1,000 years ago. Park personnel provide guided tram tours several times a day during which visitors can explore the excavations, ask questions, and view the archeology lab to see discoveries made during the school. There are only a few days left before the excavations are refilled with dirt and there are limited seats available on the guided tour; call ahead to reserve your seat now. Admission plus the tram tour is $5 plus tax for adults, $4 plus tax for children, $18 plus tax for a family.

Tour times are 9:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore this era of Arkansas and American history.

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Contact Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott for more information by calling 501-961-9442. 

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