Mississippi Archaeology Month is held annually in October, and includes public presentations and fieldwork opportunities. For more information, visit the Mississippi Archaeological Association's website:
Mississippi Archaeology is published semiannually by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in cooperation with the Mississippi Archaeological Association. For more information, go to: http://www.msarchaeology.org/maa/journal.html.
Indian Mound Sites
Native Americans who once inhabited the plains of Mississippi left their traces most visibly with the burial mounds they constructed. Information on the history of these mound sites, maps, and travel itineraries are all available on the website: http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/travel/mounds/index.htm.
The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is a prehistoric Native American village, inhabited between about AD 700 to 1730. It is a national landmark and has undergone archaeological excavations since 1930. Throughout the year there are events for both children and adults. One of their annual events is the Natchez Powwow, held in March. At the powwow, participants celebrate Native American culture with traditional foods, dances, and crafts. For more information, go to:
The Mississippi Valley Archeological Center
The Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center in La Crosse hosts a variety of events for children and adults, including summer workshops for kids of all ages to introduce them to the field of archaeology. For more information, call 608-785-8463, or visit:
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