Jacksonville Library Exhibiting Ancient Artifacts

Aug 1, 2013

An exhibit featuring prehistoric Native American artifacts unearthed near Jacksonville are on display at the Esther Dewitt Nixon Library in Jacksonville.

The Central Arkansas Library System says the artifacts were dug over a 30-year-period by Jacksonville resident Mike Wilson on land he owns along Bayou Meto.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Wilson's finds include stone dart and arrow points, a variety of stone implements and drills, and hammering and grinding tools made from stream cobbles.

The articles date from prehistoric eras 11,000 to 400 years ago.

Wilson collaborated with the library staff and an archaeologist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to develop the exhibit for the library.