Merchants on the Cotton Frontier: The Archeology of Block 6

Historic Washington State Park

November 4, 2012
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meeting Place: 1914 School
Admission: Free

Dr.  Jamie C. Brandon,  with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, will share a presentation covering the 2011 and 2012 excavations and research of Block 6 at Historic Washington State Park.  This program is presented in conjunction with the Annual Civil War Weekend event at the park. Join Dr. Brandon immediately following the Civil War skirmish to learn more fascinating information about the finds and history that was unearthed at HWSP.
The 2011 and 2012 Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Training Programs were held on Block 6 in Historic Washington, Arkansas.  Block 6 was the heart of the frontier town’s commercial district from its founding in the late 1820s until several traumatic fires in the late nineteenth century ended the bulk of merchant activity.  Both summer's excavations uncovered many artifacts and features associated with merchant activity on the cotton frontier, and this presentation will provide an overview of these finds. 

Dr. Brandon currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and he serves on the Arkansas State Review Board for Historic Preservation, and the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.  Brandon is an Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology (the journal for the Society for Historical Archaeology) and the Associate Editor for historical archeology for The SAA Archeological Record (the newsletter for the Society for American Archaeology).


Historic Washington State Park
P.O. Box 129
Washington, AR  71862
Ph: (870) 983-2684

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