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The Public is INVITED to attend the Alabama Archaeological Society’s Winter Meeting at Landmark Park in Dothan, Saturday, February 8

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 24 2014 8:55 AM

The Alabama Archaeological Society’s Winter Meeting will be at the Amphitheater (indoor office) at Landmark Park this year.  This year’s program offers a wide range of unique topics spanning thousands of years of Alabama history.  Archaeology books and reports will be offered for sale. Artifacts will also be on display.  Free archaeology posters will be available.


The meeting is open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.  Landmark Park has offered to waive the park entrance fee for those who plan to attend the AAS meeting.


Meeting Registration is $4 for AAS members and $5 for non-members; $12 for families of three or more (10 and under free).  Registration begins at 8:30; presentations begin at 9am.  Refreshments and snacks are included with registration. A boxed lunch may be pre-ordered at registration.


At 4pm, the featured speaker will be Mr. Steven Meredith, who will be discussing “Paleoindian Discoveries in the Alabama Coastal Plain.”  Mr. Meredith’s presentation is a summary of his research based on the study of collections and the archaeological record.  This database includes scores of fluted points from more than twenty Alabama counties - the majority of which were found by avocational archaeologists (collectors).  It has been only through their efforts in collection and documentation that there is now a sample large enough to suggest interpretations of some aspects of life in Alabama 12,000 years ago.


Other presentation topics throughout the day include:

  • “Archaeological Research in Downtown Tuscaloosa”

  • “Evaluating Paleoindian Migration and Settlement Models: Implications for Clovis in Alabama”

  •  “An Analysis of Near-Mound Cemeteries at Moundville

  • “The On-going Project to Repair the Omussee Mound Near Dothan”

  • “Preliminary Findings from the Tim Baker Site in Morgan County

  • “The Archaeology of Camp Lawton: The World's Largest Prison”

  • “Excavations of the Creek Indian Factory (1RU512) at Fort Mitchell”

  • “Kolomoki State Park in Early County, GA”

  • “The Conservation
    of Canoes”

  • “Using Historic Research, Tombstone Research, and Genealogy to Inform Archaeological Research”

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