57th CADDO CONFERENCE, March 27-28, 2015 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Final Call for papers and Registration Information
The Caddo Conference is an annual conference bringing together researchers, Caddo Indians, and people interested in Caddo language, history, and the archaeology of the Caddo Area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. This year the conference will be hosted by the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Henderson State University. Papers and symposia are invited that relate to the archaeology, history, culture, and language of the Caddo Indians and the Caddo Area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Presentations will be 20 minutes long. A special Saturday afternoon session featuring Caddo culture, language studies, and dances will be open to teachers and the public. Send titles and abstracts by March 1, 2015 to: Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, Arkansas Archeological Survey, HSU Box H-7841, 1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia, AR, 71999-0001, e- mail mtrubit@uark.edu or mtrubit@uark.edu, telephone 870-230-5510.

The Caddo Conference Organization is currently in need of filling several positions. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving on the board please contact one or more of the nominations committee members: Bob Brooks (rbrooks@ou.edu), Mary Beth Trubitt (mtrubit@uark.edu), and George Avery (averyg@sfasu.edu).

We need to fill the positions of President Elect, Secretary-Treasurer Elect, and Editor Elect as well as representatives from each state and a student representative. Nominations must be made by February 1, 2015.

The Caddo Conference Organization is offering a scholarship of $300 for a currently enrolled student to attend the 2015 Caddo Conference, present a paper, and, if possible, submit the paper to Caddo Archaeology for publication. The scholarship will be awarded for the best abstract as chosen by the CCO board. Abstracts can be up to 400 words (approximately one page) in length and pertain to archaeology, history, or ethnology of the Caddo archaeological region (southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana, southeastern Oklahoma, and northeastern Texas) and adjacent areas. In addition to the abstract, applications should include contact information for the applicant, affiliated institution, and the name of a faculty sponsor. Please send applications to: girardj@nsula.edu or mail to:

Jeffrey Girard
Dept. of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Science
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2015. The winner will be decided by February 1, 2015.

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is launching a new website, "Arkansas Novaculite: A Virtual Comparative Collection."The website url is: http://arkarcheology.uark.edu/novaculite/index.html

The website describes and illustrates novaculite from the Ouachita Mountains as an important resource that was chipped into stone tools by Indians in the past, and is manufactured into whetstones today. This website is intended to be an educational resource for people interested in Arkansas history, archeology, and Indians of Arkansas, as well as a research tool for archeologists who need to identify novaculite from archeological sites. Highlights of the website include an interactive map and high-quality photographs that show the range of novaculite colors and textures.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is a unit of the University of Arkansas System.

For further information, contact:
Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Henderson State University Research Station
1100 Henderson St., Box H-7841
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

The purpose of the Caddo Conference Organization shall be:

  • to promote and to stimulate interest in the archeology, history, and ethnology of the Caddo archeological region (southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana, southeastern Oklahoma, and northeastern Texas) and adjacent areas

  • to enhance communication among people (researchers, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma members, others) interested in furthering knowledge of the archeology, history, and ethnology of the Caddo Area

  • to convey this knowledge to the public at large

    to publish and to encourage publication

  • to advocate for, and assist in, the preservation and conservation of archeological data and resources relating to Caddo Area studies or sacred to the Caddo people.

Caddo Conference Organization
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 13047 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


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