Leetown underground

Archeological research planned for Pea Ridge park site

Posted: May 11, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Jami Lockhart (left) with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Steven De Vore, archeologist with the National Park Service, look over maps of the area of the Leetown hamlet March 23 at the Pea Ridge Military National Park. Their work this spring sets the stage for a geophysical technology workshop for archeologists this week and a field school for University of Arkansas archeology students May 30 to June 30, both at the Leetown site.

"I found a ditch," said John Samuelsen, a doctoral student in archaeology at the University of Arkansas and a staff member with the Arkansas Archeological Survey. He spent his spring break walking through grid patterns with a gradiometer at Pea Ridge National Military Park.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER John Samuelsen with the Arkansas Archeological Survey uses a gradiometer over a grid in the area of the Leetown. Tw...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Michael Evans with the Arkansas Archeological Survey checks GPS coordinates in the Leetown hamlet area. The GPS coo...

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Although park guests will not be able to participate in the archeological work going on in the park, visitors are encouraged to visit the sites, view the work and ask questions of the participants.

Geophysical technology

What: Workshop, “Current Archeological Prospection Advances for Nondestructive Investigations of the Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefield”

When: Monday to May 19

Where: Leetown site

Park Day

When: May 20

What: Speakers will share and give demonstrations of the park’s staff work to preserve the natural landscape of the park’s 4,300 acres.

Cost: Free

UA archeological field school

When: May 30 to June 30

Where: Leetown site

Information: 451-8122

This story is only available from our archives.