Office of Archaeological Research

To Aid Utilities, Researchers Seek Ancient Floods Near Tennessee River

From the October 2017 Desktop News | With funding from energy utilities, a team of researchers at The University of Alabama are collaborating with peers across the Southeast to understand the frequency and possible size of floods along the Tennessee River that pre-date reliable weather and streamflow records. With a better understanding of floods from the… Read more »

A&S In the News – July 15-July 21

Five options for Sen. Jeff Sessions after Trump’s VP pick Anniston Star – July 15 This week, Alabama almost actually mattered in a presidential general election. Until Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions seemed a likely pick as Trump’s potential vice president. Trump may… Read more »

A&S in the News – July 2-July 8

Dig deeper into Old Cahawba history Selma Times-Journal – July 5 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the history of Alabama’s first state capitol. The park will hold archaeological days on July 21-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Friday, July 22 Dr. Virgil Beasley,… Read more »

NSF Dissertation Grant Being Used to Conduct Research at Moundville

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Despite the extensive excavations that have been done at the Moundville Archaeological Park since 1939, Moundville’s decline—and its social organization—are largely shrouded in mystery. But with the help of a $9,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Alabama doctoral student Erik Porth and his dissertation adviser,… Read more »