FLORENCE – Archaeological stewardship is a historic preservation movement that is focused on the protection of archaeological sites for future generations. While historic buildings are threatened with removal, alteration, and neglect, archaeological sites face a different set of risks from environmental factors and human destruction. Protecting our archaeological sites and resources is an important part of understanding our history and investing in future generations.
To help raise awareness about archaeological efforts in the Shoals area, and foster a sense of archaeological stewardship, the Florence Indian Mound Museum is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority on a series of lectures. These monthly presentations will take place at the Florence Indian Mound Museum and are free to the public.
Hunter B. Johnson will give a talk on the archaeology of the Florence mound on Sunday, August 25 at 2pm. Johnson received his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Alabama and has worked as an archaeologist for over 25 years. He has written numerous articles published by the Journal of Alabama Archaeology, Mississippi Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeology, the University of Alabama Press, and the University of Tennessee Press.
Johnson has been the principal investigator for over 700 successfully completed cultural resource management projects throughout the southeastern United States. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in mound excavations having worked at the Winterville Mounds, Cotton Mounds, Anna Mounds, and Hyland Mound in Mississippi, and Moundville, Bottle Creek, Florence Mound, and Oakville Mounds in Alabama. He is TVAR’s Director and President.
This event is the second in a series of presentations based around archaeological study and stewardship in the Shoals region. For more information, call 256-760-6427. The Florence Indian Mound Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 1-4. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.