OLLI Class: Archaeology
June 1, 8, 15 (3 wks) 10:30 – 11:45 AM June 1 - Understanding Mississippian Moundville, Alex Benitez This lecture will present a brief history of Mississippian culture with a focus on understanding the technologies central to its expression in the city of Moundville. Hands-on activities will accompany the presentation. June 8 - Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail, Matt Gage Alabama is home to an incredible number of archaeological sites reflecting a long history of occupation and cultures. These cultures developed monumental architectural features still visible on our landscape today. The course is designed to share some of the significant mound sites and the cultures responsible for their construction. June 15 - The Field of Cultural Resource Management, Matt Gage Cultural resource management (CRM) in the U.S. stems from two centuries of archaeological and historical exploration. From debunking 19th-century mythologies to helping preserve the World Heritage sites, the course will discuss the origins of CRM, how it is applied in today’s world, and how it affects our daily lives.