Historical Museum to kick off Archaeology Month

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, 201 E. Fourth Ave., will kick off Archaeology Month at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rodney Parker, district archaeologist from Little Rock, will highlight the many contributions made by African Americans within the field of archeology.

Parker plans to discuss the role African Americans have played in the explosion of Southeastern archeology in the first half of the 20th century. From the early excursions of C.B. Moore to the systematic investigation of the Lower Mississippi Survey, African Americans played a pivotal role in unearthing the prehistoric cultures of the Southeast.

For more information, call 870-541-5402 or visit www.pbjchistory.org. Reservations are not required. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.