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October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi!

Archaeology month activities include public talks on archaeology and archaeological methods, visits to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects, site tours, and even fieldwork opportunities. All events are free and open to the public. Listed below are some of the activities scheduled. Additional programs and updates will be posted here as they become finalized. Our sponsors include:

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Archaeology Month 2018 Calendar of Events

Northern Region

  • Date: October 9, time TBD
    Place: French Camp Presbyterian Church
    Event: Public talk by archaeologist Evan Peacock of Mississippi State University. His talk is entitled "The Archaeology of an Archaeologist."
    Contact: Derek Anderson, dta49@msstate.edu

  • Date: October 12, 10 am - 2 pm
    Place: Oren Dunn Museum, Tupelo
    Event: Living History Day for Students - Chickasaw History and Culture Table
    Contact: Brad Lieb, brad.lieb@chickasaw.net

  • Date: October 13, 10 am - 4 pm
    Place: Oren Dunn Museum, Tupelo
    Event: Fox Trot Festival, Chickasaw Culture and History Table
    Contact: Brad Lieb, brad.lieb@chickasaw.net

  • Date: October 13, time TBD
    Place: Friendship Cemetery, Columbus
    Event: Public archaeology presentations about the search for Civil War graves associated with the first Memorial Day.
    Contact: Tony Boudreaux, tboud@olemiss.edu

  • Date: October 20, time TBD
    Place: Cobb Institute of Archaeology, MSU
    Event: Mock Archaeological Excavation for Kids
    Contact: Derek Anderson, dta49@msstate.edu

  • Date: October 20, 10 am - 2 pm
    Place: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
    Event: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Day - MSU archaeologist Keith Baca will be on hand displaying artifacts from the region and performing artifact identification for anyone taking part in Refuge Day.
    Contact: Keith Baca, kbaca@bellsouth.net

  • Date: October 22, 7:15 pm
    Place: Turner A. Wingo Auditorium in the Old Main Academic Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville
    Event: Human osteologist and bioarchaeologist Debra Martin from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be giving a public lecture at MSU. The talk will be entitled "The Violence of Males and Masculinity in Early Small Scale Societies."
    Contact: Derek Anderson, dta49@msstate.edu

  • Date: November 3, time TBD
    Place: Ingomar Mounds Site, Union County
    Event: Ingomar Mounds Open House
    Contact: Derek Anderson, dta49@msstate.edu

Delta Region

  • Date: October 27, 10 am and 2 pm
    Place: Sharkey County Museum, Rolling Fork (just off of Hwy 61)
    Event: Great Delta Bear Affair Mound tours: Archaeologist Sam Brookes will conduct Native American mound tours at the Great Delta Bear Affair.
    Contact: Sam Brookes, sambrookes@bellsouth.net

Central Region

  • Date: October 10, 12 to 1 pm
    Place: Two Museums, Jackson
    Event: "History is Lunch," speaker Brad Lieb to give a talk entitled "First Encounter 1540 AD: Hernando de Soto and the Spanish Entrada into Chickasaw Nation.
    Contact: Brad Lieb, brad.lieb@chickasaw.net

Southern Region

  • Date: October 2, time is TBD
    Place: Rotary Club, Hattiesburg
    Event: Camp Shelby History and Archaeology Presentation by archaeologist Rita McCarty
    Contact: Rita McCarty, rita.d.mccarty.nfg@us.army.mil

  • Date: October 19, 12:30 pm
    Place: University of Southern Mississippi, Liberal Arts Building, Room 204
    Event: Daniel (Dan) Bauer will give a talk entitled "Identity, Archaeology, and the Politics of Development: Insights from the Ecuadorian Coast."
    Contact: Ed Jackson, ed.jackson@usm.edu

  • Date: October 20, 10 am to 4 pm
    Place: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
    Event: Archaeology Expo: A Hands-On Family Fair
    Contact: Ed Jackson, ed.jackson@usm.edu

  • Date: October 24, 4 pm
    Place: Camp Shelby Cultural Resources Office, Room 713
    Event: Presentation on Camp Shelby's history and archaeology. Following the presentation there will be a tour of historic cultural resources at Camp Shelby.
    Contact: Rita McCarty, rita.d.mccarty.nfg@us.army.mil

  • Date: October 26-27, 8 am
    Place: Camp Shelby
    Event: Public Archaeological Excavation - There will be a public archaeological excavation at Camp Shelby that will investigate a site with occupations dating to the prehistoric and historic periods.
    Contact: Rita McCarty, rita.d.mccarty.nfg@us.army.mil

  • Date: All of October
    Place: Biloxi Public Library
    Event: "Digging Up the Past" - educational display at the library on the archaeology and history of the Gulf Coast and the associated resources available at the Biloxi Public Library on these topics.
    Contact: Jane Shambra, jane.shambra@gmail.com

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