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Natchez Archaeology Illustrated  

Nov/13/2012 - Nov/13/2012
Location: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

At 6:30 P.M. Vin Steponaitis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present an illustrated talk entitled: Natchez Archaeology in the 1840s: Montroville Dickeson and the Egan Panorama.

Steponaitis is a frequent visitor to Natchez thanks to his on-going investigation of archaeological sites in this area. He is Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, and Chair of the Curriculum in Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as president of the Society for American Archaeology, president of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, and chairman of the board for the Archaeological Conservancy. His books include Ceramics, Chronology, and Community Patterns: An Archaeological Study of Moundville and, with Vernon J. Knight, Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom.

Dr. Montroville W. Dickeson, the subject of Steponaitis’s talk, was also a visitor to Natchez. A physician with a fascination for archaeology, Dickeson published his impressions of numerous mound sites. It was Dickeson’s flair for showmanship that led him to partner with the artist John J. Egan. Steponaitis will present the remarkable result of this nineteenth-century collaboration.

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.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is located at 400 Jefferson Davis Blvd.

Contact: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
Phone: 601-446-6502

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