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Frontier forts of Oklahoma to be discussed at anthropological meeting

Frontier forts of Oklahoma will be discussed during the April meeting of the Central chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society.

Amanda Regnier, director of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, will lead the discussion at 7 p.m. April 4 at Will Rogers Park Garden Center.

Regnier will focus on research at Fort Gibson and Fort Washita. Excavations of the officer’s quarters at Fort Gibson produced artifacts dating to the 1820s, including several intact items from the officers’ privy. Excavation of an alleged blacksmith shop at Fort Washita dated to 1840 and helped researchers determine the real purpose of the building.

The meeting is open to the public and free to attend.