September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month

Sep 17, 2023 at 03:59 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month and the Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) invites the public to its monthly meeting at 2:00 o'clock next Sunday afternoon (9/24/2023) in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.).  Doors will open at 1:30, so come on in, have a cookie and a drink, and enjoy hearing about the new ways and means of today’s archaeology. There is no admission.
Tennessee State Archaeologist Phil Hodge will tell about “Current Trends in Archaeological Research: New Ways of Understanding the Past”.

Hodge backs-up his presentation with slides to visually show the many ways that archaeologists approach studying the past in the 21st century.

From cutting edge technologies to new methods of excavation, archival research and work with descendent communities, archaeologists today have more ways to approach research, stewardship, and outreach than ever before. Such a varied approach to understanding the archaeological record contributes to archaeologists’ ability to answer questions about the past and inform discussions of the present.

Bartel is the executive director of Rutherford County Archaeological Society.

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