Join us June 6th – June 9th, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama, to explore Project
Archaeology’s newest curriculum: Investigating Rock Art.
Let’s discover the past through the study and field experience from an Alabama rock art archaeological site. We will be traveling by boat on the Tennessee River to view Painted Rock, a pictograph on a bluff. As we go along the river, we will view Hobbs Island with its Mississippian Mounds; and the Flint River Site with its Shell Mounds. We will have Erin Pritchard, Senior Archaeological Specialist Tennessee Valley Authority; Dr. Jan F. Simek, Painted Rock researcher-Simek’s article, “Prehistoric Rock Art from Painted Bluff and the Landscape of North Alabama Rock Art,” published in the academic journal Southeastern Archaeology, has won the 2013 Patty Jo Watson Award; and Benjamin Hoksbergen, Cultural Resource Manager, Archaeologist Redstone Arsenal along for the ride and insight to the sites.
As part of our classroom experience, we will be exploring Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter and how shelter has made an impact on our Alabama culture and heritage. We will visit Alum Cave Rock Shelter and a historical plantation site on the Red Stone Arsenal.
Class time will include materials and lesson plans that can be taken back to your educational venues ready to use. In the midst of all the activity we will enjoy good food and snacks with a southern barbeque on Thursday night.
On Friday, we will travel to the plantation site on Redstone Arsenal. We will dismiss from this site after our exploration and lunch.
Sign up today to reserve your spot. Registration for local residents or those who
are in driving distance to University of Alabama Huntsville is $125 which includes
meals, transportation to Painted Rock and Alum Cave Rock Shelter, and materials.
(Other information after you register)
Registration for on-site accommodations coming from out of town – $195 which
includes room, meals, transportation to Painted Rock and Alum Cave Rock
Shelter, and materials. (Other information after you register)
Come join me and Larry Beane, Park Ranger, Little River Canyon National Preserve
and Russell Cave National Monument, learn and share knowledge and ideas with
Archaeologists, Educators, other Land Management Educators and Park Rangers.
Looking forward to seeing you in Huntsville, Alabama June 6 – June 9, 2017.