13 March 2006
On Historic Fields
The city of Oxford wants to build a recreational complex where Indians
had a complex of their own beginning a few millennia ago. The area includes archaeologically significant sites, but state
officials said as long as Oxford doesn’t use any federal money, the city can develop the land as it sees fit.
Harry Holstein, an archaeology professor at Jacksonville State University, has studied the Choccolocco Valley for 25 years.
He said the 360-acre sod farm the city will purchase includes 13 registered archaeological sites, including a high-class burial mound,
the only such ceremonial complex in a four-county area. See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com.
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