George Sabo Gets New Digs as New Director of State Archeological Survey

George Sabo III was chosen as the director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey by UA System President Donald R. Bobbitt following a national search. Sabo will replace Thomas J. Green, who will retire June 30 after holding the position for more than two decades. “Dr. Sabo has had an outstanding career with extensive experience in archeological research and public service,” Bobbitt said. “His familiarity with the work of the survey will be a major asset to the organization moving forward.”

Sabo earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from Michigan State University. Before joining the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1979, he worked as an assistant archeologist for the Michigan Department of State and as an instructor at Michigan State University and the University of Windsor. He is currently a professor of anthropology and environmental dynamics at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Sabo has served as the survey’s research station archeologist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for more than 30 years. During that time, he has secured more than $1 million in grant and contract funding, including three major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sabo has written, co-written and edited 12 books and monographs. He has also directed a number of archeological research projects and excavations in Arkansas.