Rare Excavation at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

Kerry Kraus
A rare opportunity awaits visitors at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott. For the first time in nearly 20 years, an on-site excavation is taking place at Toltec. This is all thanks to a toppled old oak tree whose 15-foot-high root ball left a gaping hole. Park archeologist Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey, along with volunteers from Americorps and members of the Archeological Survey, are sifting through artifacts to learn more about the Plum Bayou people who created the mounds.
Special tram tours of the excavation site are being offered this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, at 2 p.m. They will also be conducted at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for ages six to 12, with those under age six admitted free. Call the park at 501-961-9442 for more information.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see history being uncovered.
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