Rhodes Archaeology Students To Set Up Excavation Booth at Heritage Festival
Publication Date: 10/10/2012
Rhodes archaeology students will set up a small excavation unit at Ames Plantation’s 15th annual Heritage Festival on Oct. 13 in Grand Junction, Tenn. More than 150 folk artists, demonstrators, re-enactors and musicians will provide a day of education and entertainment at the event.
Rhodes and The University of Memphis have been actively researching a host of historic and prehistoric issues at Ames Plantation and will present “Scientific Investigations Into Our Past.” Rhodes will have photos of recent excavations and information about its archaeology program.
With the U of M, Rhodes students also will present findings about the Antebellum Period at Ames and the 1840s Andrews Chapel Church, recent finds at the Native American Ceremonial Center and Village, and information about Fayette County historical records. In addition, they will demonstrate methods in archaeology in an area that was a historic blacksmith shop.