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Feb 6th

SAS: Exploring the Mysteries of Mound Building

  • Admission: Free
  • Location: Florence Indian Mound & Museum
  • 1028 S Court Street
  • Florence, AL 35630
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

SAS: Exploring the Mysteries of Mound Building

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Sarah C. Sherwood is an Associate Professor at Sewanee:The University of the South, in the Dept of Earth and Environmental Systems. She received her PhD from the University of Tennessee and did her dissertation research in northern Alabama. Specializing in Geoarchaeology (the application of the earth sciences to archaeological questions), she has worked on a range of site types and time periods throughout the Southeastern US, in South Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, and on Easter Island. For the last 15 years she has carried out research on a number of different prehistoric mound sites with an emphasis on their use and construction.

In this talk she will share her research on the study of mounds and earthworks built by the ancestors of the American Indians. The event is free.

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