Discovering Leetown: A Small Hamlet’s Role in the Battle of Pea Ridge and Beyond.

Author(s): Victoria Jones; Jamie Brandon

Year: 2018


Leetown, a nineteenth century hamlet now within Pea Ridge Military Park in Northwest Arkansas was investigated during the University of Arkansas’ summer 2017 field school. The preliminary study of Leetown was a cooperative effort between the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, and National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center. The goal of both the geophysical and excavations were to identify what buildings and roads were located in the hamlet―from the Civil War until its abandonment. Ultimately, the field school, its preliminary excavations, and the future analysis of artifacts has two purposes.  First to create a better understanding of the role of this small hamlet through time (including its involvement in the battle of Pea Ridge), and second provide a framework for how this site can be approached on a larger scale for future archeological pursuits in the area.

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Discovering Leetown: A Small Hamlet’s Role in the Battle of Pea Ridge and Beyond.. Victoria Jones, Jamie Brandon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441705)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 720