October 3 at 2 o’clock
Plymouth Bluff Center
2200 Old West Point Road
“Exploring Indian Mounds: A (R)evolutionary Approach”
Dr. Evan Peacock
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, and Senior Research Associate with the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University
Over the last two decades, archaeologists have discovered that mound building in eastern North America goes back 6,000 years, twice as long as previously thought. Traditional ways of explaining why mounds were built are more speculation than science. While we will never know what was in the minds of the builders so long ago, evolutionary theory can explain why mound building started where it did and how the practice spread over time, by relating mound building to changes in the local environment.
There will also be a brief meeting of the Tombigbee Chapter of the Mississippi Archaeological Association. It is time to renew memberships and elect officers. Membership in the Mississippi Archaeological Association is open to everyone who is interested in archaeology.
You may join or renew online at http://www.msarchaeology.org/maa/join.html.