Midwest Archeological Center
The Midwest Archeological Center is dedicated to the study, interpretation and preservation of archeological resources within the National Park System. The Center is also dedicated to providing professional support and consultation to other federal, state and local government agencies. We conduct research on sites ranging from 10,000 year old American Indian campsites to the garbage in Abraham Lincoln's backyard. Center staff provides expertise in geophysical, geoarcheological, and fur trade research specializations, as well as a wide range of other study. The Midwest Archeological Center is organized to provide the highest quality archeological services in an effective, productive and timely manner.
As you explore our web site, we hope you will share our appreciation for the archeological record and the role of the National Park Service in preserving, protecting, and interpreting the record of humanity's past.
2017 Archeological prospection workshop to be held at Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefield
2017 APPLICATION FORM (pdf)
Current Archeological Prospection Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of the Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefield will be held May 15--19, 2017, at the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Benton County, Arkansas. The park commemorates the March 7th and 8th, 1862, battle between Federal and Confederate forces in northwestern Arkansas. The battle resulted in a Federal victory that ultimately kept Missouri in the Union.
This will be the twenty-seventh year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation. FIND OUT MORE
2016 Field Season
MWAC archeologists have been busy this field season traveling across the Midwest Region of the National Park Service conducting research and assisting park staff with cultural resource management needs. Click on the link below to view a journal to learn more about our 2016 field season projects.
- Bill Hunt's Medicine Bottle Glass Index
This database is a reference to aid in the identification of embossed medicine bottles.Find Out More
- Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Take a tour of historic Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas! Click on the link below to view an esri StoryMap featuring 360 degree panoramic photographs of bathhouse interiors and learn more about this important collection of historic buildings.
- Junior Ranger Archeological Program
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- Midwest Transfer Print Ceramics
This online collection provides intuitive and practical access to nineteenth-century transfer-print ceramic artifacts, collected from national park sites in the Midwest Region and curated at MWAC. Built by students of UN-L's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities 2015 Practicum class, it is a useful resource for researchers and enthusiasts alike..Find Out More