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The Winterville Mound Site  

Oct/27/2011 - Oct/27/2011
Location: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians - 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard - will present an illustrated talk by Ed Jackson entitled “New Perspectives on Winterville Mounds” in the museum auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Admission is free and seating is limited.

Ed Jackson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he has taught since 1987. Beginning with his doctoral research on the Poverty Point complex, Jackson has been interested in the prehistory of the Lower Mississippi Valley and in the Mississippian societies of the Southeast. Studying the animal bones found in archaeological sites, he has published extensively on the mammals, fish, birds, and other wildlife hunted by the prehistoric Indians. Since 2005, the University of Southern Mississippi has conducted five summer field sessions at Winterville Mounds near Greenville, Mississippi. Under Jackson’s leadership, the fieldwork has resulted in new information about this National Historic Landmark archaeological site.

Winterville Mounds is located four miles north of Greenville on Highway 1 and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Today the site is open to the public and features a museum with twelve late prehistoric mounds ranging in height from a few feet to the massive fifty-foot-high Mound A. Jackson’s Winterville excavations are the first significant investigations of this important site since the 1960s.

We urge everyone to come and bring a friend (or two). This will be an informative and entertaining program. Light refreshments will be served.

Call 601-446-6502 for more information.

Contact: Natchez Indian Village
Phone: 601-446-6502
Fax: 601-446-6503

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