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22 August 2007

Campfire Talks at DeSoto:
Archaeology of Little River Canyon and NE AL

Join Dr. Harry Holstein, JSU's Anthropologist/Archaeologist, who will fascinate you with stories of Northeast Alabama from an archaeological perspective touching on remnants of the Ice Age and the prehistoric cultures of Little River Canyon to the Spanish Exploration of the region.  Dr. Holstein depicts the amazing adventures of DeSoto's 16th century Spanish expedition and the first European explorers as they search for the ancient town of "Coosa."  See program schedule listed below.

DeSoto State Park teams with JSU Field Schools to bring you a series ofáinterpretive programs intended to educate the public about all things nature and especially suited for families who want to learn about nature together.

DeSoto's Campfire programs are free to the public. Programs are  located  at Campfire Circle in DeSoto's Campground. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Nature Center. Bring chairs as seating facilities are limited.

"Prehistoric Cultures of Little River Canyon"
Friday, September 7, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

JSU's Dr. Harry Holstein will fascinate you with stories from the Ice Age to DeSoto's 16th Century Spanish expedition.

"Spanish Exploration of Northeast Alabama"
Saturday, September 8, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

JSU's Harry Holstein returns to take you through the amazing adventures of the first European explorers as they search for the ancient town of "Coosa."

Make it a weekend to rememberůstay at lovely DeSoto Lodge and join in a Wildflower and Insects Hike on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. There is no fee and registration is not required for the wildflower and insects hike. The hike covers the Beaver Pong Trailhead area.á Meet at the power lines on Highway 176 by Lynn Overlook. 

The hike is one of the Little River Canyon National Preserve programs.
The programs last about an hour unless otherwise noted. All programs are free to the public. 

For more information about DeSoto State Park, visit their Web site: www.desotostatepark.com.  Click on the link to access the Little River Canyon National Preserve Programs and Events 2007.

For more information or to register for a program, contact JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email fieldschool@jsu.edu.

 


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