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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Mapping ancient Cherokee mounds

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Cherokee mounds will be the focus of a 7 p.m., July 12, presentation at the Highlands Biological Station.

Ben Steere, from the Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research Program at the University of Georgia, will give a talk titled “The Western North Carolina Mounds and Towns Project:  New perspectives on human settlement in the southern Appalachians.” 

WNC has a rich history of archaeological research, yet data regarding Cherokee mound and town sites have not been systematically compiled. The Coweeta program and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are working together to build a database and GIS map containing archaeological information for all mound and town sites in WNC.


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