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8 June 2005

Alabama Archaeological Society to Hold Annual Summer Meeting in Coosa Co.

The Jacksonville State University (JSU) Archaeological Resource Laboratory (ARL), Southeastern Indian Educational and Research Center (SIERC), JSU Field Schools, with support of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will be hosting an archaeology summer camp for high school students entitled "The Big Dig" from June 12-17, 2005, in Coosa County, Alabama.

In addition to the archaeological excavations taking place, high school students will live in a simulated Creek village located at a historic Creek Indian site, become a member of a Creek Clan for a week, eat a Creek Indian dinner typical of the early 1800s, and much more.

The Alabama Archaeological Society (AAS) will also be holding its annual summer meeting at the archaeological site on Saturday, June 11. The AAS will meet at the general store in Rockford, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m., where they will caravan to the site.

The JSU-ARL, SIERC, JSU Field Schools, and the Poarch Creek wish to invite all JSU Faculty and Staff to attend the meeting or visit the site at any time during the week. For Saturday lunch reservations, directions, or more information contact Valerie Glesner at or ext. 8089.

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