Volunteers needed to help with Archaeological work at Lakeport Plantation in March

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. – Join the Arkansas Archeological Survey-UAM Research Station and Arkansas State University Heritage Studies for a field survey at Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, AR March 18 and 19, 2022 for Archeology Month.

The goal of the field survey is to find material evidence of the enslaved persons’ quarters. On Friday, March 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. participants will have the opportunity to tour the Lakeport Plantation House before surveying the fields. On Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. participants will spend the day surveying the fields. Lunch will be provided for volunteers on Saturday, March 19, but reservations for lunch are required. Please RSVP to Ruth O’Loughlin at roloughlin@astate.edu by Thursday, March 17 if you plan to join for lunch. Also mention any dietary restrictions. Please register at the Lakeport Plantation Visitor’s Center upon arrival.

All volunteers will be trained on how to conduct a field survey. If possible, please bring a round shovel. If you own a metal detector, please bring it with you.

Please be prepared for various weather conditions. Gloves, boots, hats, water, bug spray, and sunscreen are recommended.

For additional information, please call 870-265-6031 or email Ruth O’Loughlin at roloughlin@astate.edu.

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