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Appalachian Experience: Mounds, Towns, and Sacred Fires: The Archaeology of Resilience in the Cherokee Heartland (online)

Wednesday, March 3 @ 8:00 am - Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Date and Time: Monday, April 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Contact info: Saro Lynch-Thomason,
Cost: $12.00 per person for the general public. $8 for SVM members.  All registrants will receive a zoom link to the event.
Event Summary: Mound and village sites like Kituwah, Nikwasi, and Cowee are prominent places in the Cherokee heartland of western North Carolina. Despite a history of encroaching development and site destruction, these resilient places serve as sacred and enduring monuments to Cherokee communities. Drawing on recent scholarship from archaeology, indigenous studies, and Cherokee cultural experts, Dr. Ben Steere argues that Cherokee mounds and towns are not only sites of historical importance, but are also integral, living parts of the cultural landscape of the Southern Appalachian mountains.



Wednesday, March 3 @ 8:00 am
Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm


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