Final Program and Abstracts

39th Flint Hills Conference  Schedule of  Events

Thursday, March 23

7:30  P.M.       Early Bird Party  At the home of “Hap” McLeod end of Kirk Road, Crestwood Neighborhood, Arkansas City (see Map below and on the preliminary agenda page)


Friday, March 24

All papers are in the Wright Room, Brown Center on the Cowley College Campus             3rd and Washington Streets. (See map)

8:30     Welcome

Doc Arnett,    Cowley College

8:35     Bigger Than We Thought: Public Archaeology in Etzanoa and Quivira

Donald J. Blakeslee   Wichita State University

9:00     Introducing Kansas Petroglyph Site 14RC333

Melanie Naden     CRM Archeology Field Technician

9:20     Plains Pipestone Provenances

Alison M. Hadley   Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX

9:40     A “Spatial” Person’s view of Etzanoa on Rock, Paper and Water (no  scissors)

Norman Conley Wichita State University

10:00   Break

10:20   The Martinez Map of 1602: An Analytical Review

Donald J. Blakeslee   Wichita State University

10:40   Archaeological Evaluation of a Prehistoric Mound in Riley County, Kansas

Lauren W. Ritterbush, Jakob Hanschu, and Brad Logan  Kansas State University

11:00   Spatial Patterning of Prehistoric Burial Mounds In Northeastern Kansas

Jakob Hanschu   Kansas State University

11:20   Lunch break

1:00     Sedalia Phase Lithic Caches in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois:  A Small         Window into Late Archaic Lithic Technology & Caching Behaviors

by Jim D. Feagins, St. Joseph Museum, Mo.

1:20     History, Archaeology, and the New Deal:  Exploring the Civilian Conservation  Corps in Kansas.

Todd Bevitt  The Buried Past

1:40     When Good Sites Go Bad: The Story of 25KX45

Nolan Johnson   Nebraska State Historical Society

2:00     Break, including poster presentation

Making Moccasins: An Experiment in Archaeology

Joan Bayles Wichita State University


2:30     The Kiowa Trail

Jonathan Coffey Wichita State University


2:50     Ceramic Geography and the Social Formations of the Central Plains: Results of  Instrumental Neutron Activation of Ceramic Sherds and Raw Clays

Robert J. Speakman, Center for Applied Isotope Studies, University of Georgia

Mary J. Adair, University of Kansas,

Donna C. Roper (deceased)

Robert J. Hoard, Kansas State Historical Society


3:10     Fool Chief’s Village: Making Archaeology Public

Tim Weston, Kansas State Historical Society


3:30     Open Session

Review of fieldwork and other research plans by participants             Choosing a venue for next year.


6:00     Etzanoa Night.  Burford Theater, 118 S. Summit Street (see map)

World Premier of the video “Conquistadors on the Plains,” live music, wine tasting,          heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar


Saturday, March 25

9:00-11:00       Tour of Etzanoa

Meet at the Land Rush Museum, south Highway 77 (across the bridge, top of the hill, right (west) side.  We will visit the museum briefly, then go to Camp Quaker Haven, the battlefield,  the rock art, the House property, the Country Club, and the Lake Louise area.     This covers about half of the portion of Etzanoa on the east side of the river.

To get to Kirk Road, one goes east across the Walnut river on East Madison, you take the left (N) at the top of the hill which is Crestwood  and the first left (W) after crossing a little bridge over ‘Battle Creek’ is Kirk rd on the left.  The party is south of the circular drive at the end of the road.  Easy to see on Google Earth