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50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Excavating and Interpreting the Mounds at Moundville

Thursday, 14 March, 2013

The McClung Museum will be presenting lectures by renowned scholars on topics that pertain to the Museum's collections and research in honor of our 50th Anniversary.

The first lecture will be by Dr. Vernon Knight, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama, on Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM in the Museum auditorium. Dr. Knight's topic is "Excavating and Interpreting the Mounds at Moundville." The event is free and open to all.

The Mississippian period civic-ceremonial center of Moundville in west-central Alabama originally had as many as 40 mounds, many of them large rectangular platform mounds arranged around a central plaza. During the last 25 years, there have been excavations into ten of these mounds. Knight will summarize the results of these excavations, followed by a discussion of differing opinions about the purpose and significance of Mississippian mounds.


Free and open to all


McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

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