The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 4, Winter

A Confederate Encampment at Cross Hollow, Benton County
THE SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF AMERICAN BATTLEFIELDS and military camps is a relatively recent endeavor for professional archaeologists, at least compared to the study of other types of historical sites. Such studies have yielded a phenomenal amount...
Catering to Railroad Travelers in Early Texarkana
THE GATEWAY PROJECT IS, IN PART, an historical archaeology study intended to gather information about Texarkana between 1873 and 1900. Texarkana, straddling the Texas-Arkansas border, began as a railroad town in the winter of 1873-1874 with the sale...
Ghost Boats at West Memphis
IN THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, nearly every item Americans buy comes from overseas packed in huge standardized metal containers that are stacked by the thousands in ships, from near their keels to ten to fifteen layers above the deck.1 The technology...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association will hold its sixty-eighth annual conference in Magnolia, April 23-25, 2009. The conference theme will be "The Arkansas Environment," with presentations examining natural resources, changes in the landscape, and the...
Reconstructing the Genealogical Landscape: Kinship and Settlement along Moccasin and Indian Creeks, Pope County
THE STUDY OF CULTURAL LANDSCAPES has emerged as a central concern in historical archaeology. Archaeological fieldwork has traditionally focused almost exclusively on the discovery and excavation of sites. While site excavations remain of paramount importance,...
Rediscovering Davidsonville, Arkansas's First County Seat Town, 1815-1830
ON JANUARY 24, 1819, THE TRAVELER, mineralogist, and ethnologist Henry Rowe Schoolcraft observed that "Davidsonville, the seat of justice of Lawrence county . . . is a place of little note or importance at present." Schoolcraft, who with a companion...
The Growth of Historical Archaeology and Its Impact in Arkansas
THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE ARKANSAS HISTORICAL QUARTERLY showcases some of the most exciting work in historical archaeology being conducted in the state. The topics range widely, covering early towns, transportation and commerce, the Civil War, and cemeteries....
Two Late Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries in Northwest Arkansas: A Study in Contrasts
CEMETERIES REPRESENT FAR MORE than handy disposal areas for the dead. Instead, they both reflect and actively express profound aspects of religiosity and spirituality. As components of local communities, these sites affirm historical, kinship, and social...
Van Winkle's Mill: Recovering Lost Industrial and African-American Heritages in the Ozarks
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY HAS OFTEN BEEN TOUTED as being able to fill in the details of daily life that are missing from the written historical record. Alternatively, it has been seen as a discipline that can confirm or refute historical narratives with...
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