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Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

UA Researchers Reanalyzing Tennessee Valley Artifacts in New Project

In a collaborative effort with the Tennessee Valley Authority, The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research has begun a rehabilitation project on collections that were gathered 80 years ago with artifacts that span a 13,000-year time period.

UA Researcher Earns National Award from Cuba Academy of Sciences

A University of Alabama professor’s archaeological research in Cuba has earned him the National Prize from the Cuba Academy of Sciences, a major national award in that country.

UA Student Wins NSF Dissertation Grant for Archaeological Investigation of Louisiana Salt Trade

Paul Eubanks, a doctoral student in The University of Alabama’s anthropology department, has received an $18,000 Dissertation Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation for a project that explores the history and impact of the salt trade in northwestern Louisiana during the 18th century.

UA Archaeologists Unearth Tuscaloosa’s Early History

University of Alabama archaeologists are getting a glimpse of what life in Tuscaloosa might have been like more than 180 years ago. From bottles and porcelain pieces to soil and flotation samples taken from privies, or outhouses, the analysts are discovering many “stories” of Tuscaloosa’s past.

UA Archaeologist Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Richard A. Diehl, a University of Alabama archaeologist specializing in MesoAmerica, has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow.

UA Museum Expedition Uncovers Post-Civil War History

Participants of the 32nd annual University of Alabama Museum Expedition are uncovering the remnants of the historic house site of Josiah and Amelia Gayle Gorgas in Brierfield.

After $5 Million Renovation, UA Museum Brings Ancient Moundville Culture to Life

Telling a story – that’s what a 10-year, $5 million renovation of the Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville Archaeological Park is about. The museum, about to reopen to the public after being closed for nearly two years, combines the latest technology with more than 200 stunning artifacts to describe one of the most significant Native American archaeological sites in the United States.

Artist Sews Genius, Heritage into UA’s Moundville Museum Exhibit

Jay McGirt is sewing thousands of feathers onto a piece of burlap. It’s part of an exhibit depicting a Native American wedding scene to be displayed at The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park museum.

AmeriCorps Program Arrives this Month to Refurbish Boardwalk at UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park

A team from AmeriCorps’ Denver campus of the National Civilian Community Corps will arrive this month to rehabilitate nearly a mile and half of boardwalk at The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park.

UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park Seeks Volunteers, Offers Docents Training Class

The University of Alabama Museums’ Moundville Archaeological Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff its education programs for a growing number of visitors.

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